It’s weird, since I started code school I’ve noticed that, at the end of the day, I am tired in a way I am thoroughly unused to. It’s hard to explain, but my brain is foggy in a way that it doesn’t get when I’m doing more physical work. When I go to bed, I am out pretty much as soon as my head hits the pillow.
This is actually kind of gratifying. I like to think of my brain doing little brainy calisthenics, deep knee bends and jumping jacks. I’m stretching it in ways it hasn’t been stretched before, which means that, even though this week has largely been an ongoing exercise in frustration, I must be learning, or else why would my brain be so tired?
I don’t think I realized how firmly I had been stuck in my comfort zone.