Since February of this year, I have been solving problems here on Codeforces. I've never done anything like this before. Also, I started without any math background. You can read the details here: https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/65565
I wrote my very first program less than 6 months ago. Now I solved ~250 problems. Some of them are educational problems on programming technique, some of them are problems from the real rounds.
Different things happened: some problems were solved easily in short time, some tasks stopped me for a few days. But every time I was very happy about the correct solution!
When I don't understand something, I can get angry, upset, or all at the same time. But with each solved problem, understanding appears more and my problem-solving speed increases, which I am very glad about. For example, at first I really didn't like the strings "Well, it was good without them!". But now everything is OK, we are friends with them). Now I can write the code, and then I look like this: wow, how can I.
And the time has come! Today I plan to participate in my first official round! I'm a little nervous and worried :-) But I hope I will like it.
Do you remember your first round? Tell me how it was!