To the world of life learners and experienced developers, programmers, and enthusiasts everywhere: Happy New Year, 2022! I know I haven’t been blogging, or updating my code-learning journeys because, once again, I lost track with it and kept switching back and forth with other non-code-related things, such as continuing with my online art courses and dabbling with my hobbies that are treated more like my actual job than just plain hobbies. It’s a bad habit, I know, and that needs to stop, which is why we have goals and resolutions1 whenever and not necessarily just at the beginning of the brand-new year. As of this writing, I got 11 months and 1 week left for me to focus on these new goals in hopes that I can finally make myself better as a person, improve my responsibilities, and recreate a brand-new fulfilling life in the midst of this still-ongoing pandemic.
This year’s coding journey goals would hopefully be motivating, inspiring, and uplifting, so I do hope I don’t fail this time.
Taking advantage of my employer’s benefits
I recently started a brand-new full-time job as of mid-December 2021, though I can’t really say that it’s a job related to web dev, data science, or anything like that. However, what I do like about the company is that one of their benefits is for their employees to have a chance to attend chosen sources of education for career advancement or improvement. Information Technology2 is one of the huge parts of their career advancement program, and so, after several years of self-learning through online courses like Udemy and programs like in Skillcrush, I’m actually going to apply to study in an intensive bootcamp.
Here are some reasons why:
- Company pays full tuition with no out-of-pocket costs coming from their candidates (employees) – major aid here! I won’t have to think about how I’m going to pay for the tuition at this point.
- Specified bootcamp graduates also have the benefit of career guidance and help, especially with cleaning up LinkedIn profiles3, writing/cleaning up resumes, building better portfolios4, and lastly, improving with technical interviews5
- It will also give me some time to unwind with work and focus on something that I love and enjoy: web dev/coding (in general) and art.
- Having a guided learning experience would also motivate me to stay focused and keep going without getting distracted.
- Something minor, but I can finally be more motivated in blogging here more and talking about the things I learned and actual topics related to coding and not babble things unrelated instead.
I know this is a short blog post, but there isn’t much to talk about at this point other than taking a huge leap of taking advantage of an employer benefit and make one of my lifetime goals of attending a coding bootcamp come true without much worries about the other stuff unrelated to the curriculum.7
There are other goals that I want to accomplish— or beginning to accomplish anyway— for 2022, but I’ll write about them in my other existing niche blogs. Here, it’s all about coding.
I’ll write again at an unforeseen time.
Some Extra Notes...
- I just prefer calling them goals rather than resolutions…
- Web development, data science, are some of the optional specified fields within the IT field
- I’m a little ashamed of what my LinkedIn profile looks like, which is why I don’t link it in any of my current sites…
- Another huge thing for me… my portfolio is a complete mess!
- major, major, major help because I really suck at job interviews in general…
- I’ll write about this in another blog post should I get accepted…
- such as tuition costs and how I’m going to pay them…