- Don’t procrastinate. You’ll never get anything done if you don’t do it, and putting it off till the end will drive you nuts. Besides, you can’t expect to do your best work when you’re stressed by time.
- Feeling like you failed isn’t fun. Actually, I found it harder to handle than I thought I would. I didn’t really fail, I suppose, but I didn’t give it my best. I could have conquered that thing, but I settled for only surviving.
- Don’t be too proud, or too scared, to ask for help. My instructor would have gladly helped me more if I had simply asked more questions and explained my difficulties to him.
- I’m not cut out to be a full-time programmer. I just don’t like it well enough. It’s all right, or would be if I mastered it, but I would not like to make a career out of it.
I can’t honestly call the experience fun, but it was good for me. And–who knows?–maybe one of these days I’ll try it again. Maybe.
Anyhow, I ought to get some enjoyment out of it. If I ever have a son whom I wish to name Jason, I’m spelling it without the a–Json.