> I've never tried coding, but I'm afraid it wouldn't be for me since I've never been the nerdy type obsessed with this sort of stuff.
You don't need to be "nerdy" to get into coding.
If you're interested in it, go for it.
There are many resources online to help you get started.
Like CS50, which is a free, self paced, intro to comp sci offered by Harvard.
There are also courses offered on Coursera
And many sub-reddits too