When I teach a class, it always ends with the “Feel-Good Talk,” which delivers the following messages:
The knowledge you have received from this experience never comes easy. You have learned a lot of stuff. Be proud.
The only way to solidify what you have learned is to write applications. The sooner you start, the easier it will be.
There is still much more to learn, but you have crossed the hump in the learning curve. Matters will be easier from here. Once again, the only way to progress is to write applications.
As a speaker, I'm available for weddings, parties, bar mitzvahs, and other events. I also offer five-day classes at the Big Nerd Ranch. For a schedule, please see the Big Nerd Ranch Web site