This week I am firmly stuck in the mud.
I’m online studying to develop WordPress sites and everything is going smoothly up until lesson 42, then….
I’m stuck and I can’t go forward until I figure this error message out. I take a screenshot of the message and then follow the instructions/suggestions that the message provides but to no avail. It is frustrating. That’s what you get for not going the expensive route and going to a college and learning this stuff. But, there is a Q&A forum for this class and I posted a question and in return I get a smart-alec answer to telling me that things won’t work if you don’t put in the required commas, semi-colons, etc. Like I’m that dumb. Honestly. Give me some real help, jerk.
Okay, so maybe I’m a little bit of a jerk myself. The guy couldn’t know that I spent three years in college learning computer programming, among other things.
So, now I check out ‘WordPress Development Stack Exchange’ – a community of coders who volunteer to help each other out and where people can seek answers to questions related to WordPress coding. But, I haven’t asked a question yet because I don’t know how to frame the question. I don’t have a specific sample of code to offer up with the question because the error message gave me bogus info. So now what do I do?
I leave it up to God. I just have to trust that this will be resolved. There is no room for failure. This WILL be resolved!
Patience. I have none. I am a firebug. I get lit up over small things. I’m working on it. But I am pressed for time. Every day that this is not resolved cuts into my future. We already have clients in the pipeline and should an issue arise that relates to this challenge I am stuck.
So, if you can, if you would, just throw up a prayer to the heavens for me that this will be resolved. I need all the positive energy that you can muster.
On a positive note – I have learned a lot already. The course I am taking is on Udemy and the instructor is really good. I’m in lesson 42 of 101 and there is so much that has been accomplished to this point. There’s still a lot more to go in building this website for a fictional university. It is crazy how much we’ve already covered. I have a libarary of code I can pull from and reuse in other projects.
My Bipolar self has been doing well these days. No episodes of depression to report and I haven’t been manic for weeks. I am back on track with sleep. I get to bed by 9 or 10 most nights. I will enjoy it while it lasts. We know how precious getting to bed early is. I haven’t had insomnia for months.
All in all, life is good. I have something to keep me busy and my meds are working the way they are supposed to. And I am finally pulling away from the coding keyboard and taking time out to read blog posts from all of you. One step at a time isn’t too difficult. Small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.