I started my journey in competitive programming two years ago. I remember the first time I entered Codeforces and encountered the "watermelon" problem, which seemed quite challenging for me at the time. I even considered leaving, thinking that maybe this wasn't the right place for me. However, a few months later, I began learning about coding and programming languages, and I joined a coding school. After gaining some knowledge and skills, I returned to Codeforces, feeling confident that I could now tackle the watermelon problem.
Now, after a year of doing competitive programming, I feel like tomorrow might be the day when I can finally outperform and reach Pupil. If not, I understand that I may still need more practice. ;-)