As a father of five (one’s already in college), I can totally relate to this post on Learning, Coding, and Freelancing as a Dad:

That was all in about 8 months. I went from not knowing how to send an email to have hundreds of people using my app in production.

The first version of Subtext took me 3.5 months to put together. I didn’t start until I was 46.

Truthfully, there’s nothing really special about me or my brain. You can do it if you put your back into it. Sweat equity.

I always thought there was something special or different about the kind of people that built the kind of apps I admired and aspired to make on my own.

There is–they just put the time in and never quit.

To wrap up, if you want to learn to code, you should chase that dream. It can be the best thing ever. Even if it just helps you think a different way, that could pay off big time in your non-coding job.

It was the best thing ever. And continues to be a year later.

Don’t ever think you can’t do it; if you want to do it, you can–all that matters is the intention.

James R. Hull @jhull