“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~Confucius
This quote says it all. We have been moving steadily up the path and we are making good progress. The terrain is hot and dry right now, but we are not turning back. We continue to learn and practice code every day for two hours. When we are not taking lessons, we are practicing, debugging, reviewing, or updating our spreadsheet of notes. There is no easy path to learning code. It just takes time.
The more we learn, the more we see how much more we need to learn. Wrapping my head around the CSS concepts of: elements, attributes, pseudos, properties, classes, id’s, links, nesting, boxes, divs, structure, webkits, bugs, syntax errors, etc. – is a lot. We have to just keep doing it until it becomes second nature. I know we will get there.
Yet, even as we walk through this desert, we see beauty and promise. We learn something new every day. The pieces start to make sense. It might take a while until we reach the next valley of trees, flowers and shade. But we will not give up – ever. When we get discouraged, we look at Our Tower of Code (which is slowly filling up with colored boxes) and it gives us motivation to keep on trekking.