Comfort Zone.Destroyed

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My my my, how time flies when you are stressed out of your mind. I can't beleive it's been a week since my last post! Geez...

We have been learning Backbone.js - I'm not sure learning is the right word. (least that is how I feel) This entire past week has felt horrible to me. I have struggled to pick up concepts, and struggled to apply what I'm being taught. While sitting in class everything makes perfect (well mostly perfect) sense to me. Then during lab, and homework time it's like I hit a brick wall.

Being sick didn't help anything at all either...

I came down with something that had my nose running none stop, and my throat hurt a bit. I felt like trash and wanted to just go lay down all the time. I had a mountain of tissues on my desk by the end of class each day. That lasted for about 5 days - this is the absolute worst time to come down with something. Backbone is hard enough by itself, it's 10X worse when one is sick.

Beyond a shadow of a doubt I am waaayyyy outside of my comfort zone, I am in uncharted waters for sure. I felt like I was drowning several times during the past week. I was in way over my head. It was all I could do to struggle to the surface to get a breath of air, then I was sucked back under. (or so it felt to me)

THANK GOD for my classmates. I have learned a ton from them, and of course from my Instructor Jake who is the man! However afterhours, when I'm at my apartment cursing backbone and nothing is working the way it should that is when I need a instructor most, (or so I tell myself) lol Alas he's not at my apartment, but my classmates are!! (and from time to time some Iron Yard Alumni have dropped by) I have learned a ton from the people around me.

This sums up how I felt most of this past week:

that gif makes me laugh everytime I see it, the only reason I can laugh now is because I have figured a few things out. I still haven't mastered backbone, but I can build a app and create views, models and collections. All of which seemed virually impossible just 5 short days ago. I have no idea why I have struggled so much this week. Every week here at The Iron Yard has came with it's own set of new challenges, but they all pale when compared to this past week. Maybe it's just because I was under the weather? I really dunno...

All I know is that I am still standing, and still in the fight. So I'm going to keep plugging away, everyday is better than the day before. I am still super thankful to be at TIY, and to be apart of this family. I have so much more to share with you, I'm going to try to write to posts a day during the up comming week. Maybe I can get caught up with everything I want to share that way, for now I gotta get back to my Backbone homework...

it's calling my name ;)

Until Next Time...