Sometimes I wonder… why do I bother with web development? Not Web Design, I get that. I love design and building interfaces.
But with Development I always get blown away like this is all too much for my brain to handle. My latest stumbling block is developing plugins for WordPress. I mean even if I did remember all of the code… I WILL end up forgetting it in the future… and not because I neglect the subject necessarily, but because I’ve already moved onto my next subject to tackle.
I think it’s because of my learning difficulties that I’ve gained that appetite for constant learning. I want to look at these things to see what is out there and how it is all done, even if I don’t pick up the skills for myself.
WordPress themes, I think that could be a goer. WordPress plugins? I wish but perhaps not.
The result of this was an interesting chat with a client about memory management. There was no magic wand to make me memorise complex code but i thought it was a good template to help me memorise important points or note down places to look for the solutions I need.
Well some aspects of this will always have a certain truth. My Dyspraxia will always be there. It’s not going to go away. But that doesn’t mean I’m not capable of learning.
We all do get overwhelmed at times. It will happen to me again in the future. But we’re all equally capable of learning. We all can and will learn if we have the right motivation, confidence, time and effort. I believe that’s the real secret to following your dreams, and mine involve learning to make great things happen with code.