This evening I came home to find the certificate for my maddening journey into modern web design at BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology, a well respected college here in Vancouver BC). Knew I’d passed; surprised to see the “With Distinction” honor — unless they all come that way, somehow. The program ran from early January 2013 until the end of May. “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times”. I hadn’t realised, but I graduated with honours.
I worked my ass off for this certificate. The frustration occasionally brought me to tears. I felt old and stupid. It’s been a lesson in way more than web design. Hope to go into some of those learnings here… some day. (Update: 8 years later I’m still fooling with web tech)