So I’ve been teaching myself how to write code the last 6 moths through open source like Code Academy, Code School, etc…I have talked to a couple recruiters, one of which I was able to get a phone interview with an agency, which didn’t amount to much. I am getting more comfortable with HTML and DOM manipulation but still feel like I have a long way to go before I can break into this industry. I am 30 years old and starting to get depressed I can’t find work. Not making an income is making it more difficult to stay motivated and create new development. I don’t even have much of a portfolio to show other than a few things on GitHub which some people helped me code along the way.
I came across this site and felt like venting. Everyone says keep at it, work on your own projects. Yet I find myself reading more books and watching more tutorials about functional programming then writing the same old HTML and CSS and playing with colors and fonts. Yet this is where I feel I’m getting stuck . I have a mix between a right and left brain which is some creativity and some logic and rational thinking. Most people are good at one specific skill, and I feel like I’ve done a little too much of everything at the start and my brain is going haywire. Any feedback would be appreciated.