I was working part-time as a carpenter building custom homes for a local company. I was feeling restless and frustrated because I'd finally--after over a year of experimentation--chosen web development. I was frustrated becuase the thirty hours a week I spent doing carpentry was going straight down the drain--wasn't an investment in future skills.
So, I hatched a scheme.
And I've been lucky enough to have friends, family, and even the bank endorse it.
Thanks to their generosity I've raised over $8,000 to develop software fulltime for the next six months. It's been such a joy to write code 7.95 hrs/day 7 days/week (I've been keeping a spreadsheet).
My goals are twofold:
- Put all the skills together to become a full-stack developer
- Get market ready by writing code all day, every day
I'm so stoked about it. I love building new things. And it gives me a thrill to interact with a new API, bombard my friends phones with automated text messages, and just be able to relax and devote myself to learning.
I'm on my way.