After completing Free Code Camp's front end course, there are a few things I took away from the experience.
I have more questions about web development than before I started. Which means;
I got better at googling questions about issues I had. Some issues are hard to explain. It feels like google searching is a skill in itself.
This one is important. I put ~300 hours worth of really putting my heart into learning something new.
I proved to myself that I can "grasp it", even just a little. What was once an intimidating soup of colorful letters is now familiar and readable.
Slow and steady wins the race.