Your first paragraph really resonated with me. I’ve been fooling around with code (mostly web and scripting) for years and only recently started thinking about using programming for work. Before the pandemic it was sometimes difficult to find the time but now, I’ve realsed I’m using learning as a way of escaping the bleak reality while doing something worthwhile and optimistic.
I wondered why this week’s topic is Motivation - I’d guess we’ll all have mre than enough in week 1 and only later it will start to wane. After 2 days I’m over 10% in Data Science, probably further along in WebDev and I feel like I’m diving too deep a bit too fast and need to pace myself more, or risk burning out. The idea of accountability is great. If you (or anyone else for that matter) want to team up let me know what you’re working on in a private message, and let’s take it from there.