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Discussion on: I'm stuck instead of moving forward. Now what?

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Timothy Merritt

This is well said, and I think you've got a great attitude about the "wall" we can sometimes run into while learning. Often just taking a step back (sometimes literally, breaks are good for you!) can give you some perspective. One thing I would encourage is to start tackling projects. Once you have the basics down in learning the front-end, you really only gain comprehension by diving in and trying to make something. Google every little thing if you get stuck, and soon enough the pieces will make a whole lot more sense.

For practice, Free Code Camp, Exercism, and Code Wars are all great options, along with Codecademy's mobile app for little quizlets on the go.

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{ marcio } Author

Thanks! I’ve been tackling several projects but I’ll try and tackle more difficult stuff to learn. If you’re not comfortable you’re learning - or so I’m told 😅

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Timothy Merritt

Haha, absolutely. The easiest way to maintain that "uncomfortable"-but-engaged balance is to try and make something either a) you would personally use to solve a problem, or b) involves some kind of functionality you're super interested in knowing more about. For me, I was fascinated with the way React hooks/state worked, so I just started making stuff to try it out.

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{ marcio } Author

Definitely. That’s why I tried to learn more about APIs trying to build something to access NASA’s Picture of the day 😊