Thanks for sharing your story! It’s really a template for success. You decided to become a coder and you did it. I can speak only for myself, but I found myself becoming intimidated by professional coders. At least, by my perception and also my goal of mastering language. Which for me is Python. It wasn’t until I started focusing on what I wanted to accomplish out of the language that I started to feel I was actually making progress. You know how it is, you have game developers, big data, web programmers, machine learning, automation, and on and on. I realized the idea of mastering a language was to general of a goal. So for me, automation is a nice fit to my current career. This allows me to see progress and I can use things I learn in Python to enhance my automation skills. Connecting this to your story. You got focused on becoming a React developer and focused on what a React developer needed to know. Congrats on your success and your engagement! All the best!