While I was researching coding bootcamps to attend, finding an online program was not a requirement on my list. I was primarily looking for a program that had solid reviews, which is why I chose Flatiron. Living in Philly, I wasn’t willing to move to a city which had a Flatiron campus, so I opted for the online program. Doing the course online has its benefits, primarily in the realms of flexibility. As a part-time yoga teacher and yoga studio manager, I am able to balance all aspects of myself with the program’s flexibility, though it isn’t easy. This is what a typical day looks like!
6:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. I get up, meditate for 15 minutes, journal, and make myself a hearty breakfast. I do a couple of labs at my apartment before I head out for the day.
9:30 a.m. -11 a.m. I head to a yoga class. Yoga keeps my spirits high, body feeling good (unfortunately coding requires a lot of sitting), and mentally relaxed. I switch between a vinyasa practice (aerobic) and a yin practice (slower pace, poses are held for 3-5 minutes at a time).
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. I walk 30 minutes to the WeWork in downtown Philly. I get a WeWork pass as a student of Flatiron, and I take full advantage. With a kitten who is constantly walking on top of my keyboard or playing with my charger cords, it’s best for me to get out of the apartment.
11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. I eat lunch as soon as I get to WeWork and simultaneously map out what I want to get accomplished for my learning session! I work through 45 minute sprints, and take a 10 -15 minute break. This is the time of day I get most of my work done, doing labs and catching up on recorded lectures. Also the time of day I drink lots and lots of WeWorks complementary tea and fruit water!
4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. I walk home! An hour of walking a day may seem like a lot but it helps me clear my mind and transition from activity to activity. Plus, I love listening to podcasts! Lately I’ve been listening to CodeNewbie, Yogaland, Seek Treatment and Living Open!
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. I decompress, meditate again, eat dinner or relax before the 5 p.m. lecture we have on most days!
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. lecture
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. tie up loose ends for the day. Finish any labs I was working on, answer emails for my manager role.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. relaxation before I fall asleep. I love to read, write, anything that doesn’t involve a screen.