Programmer. Mild life experience. Some pessimism, some optimism, mostly just gritty: www.abstractatomstobits.com
If I had to describe the first five or so years of my journey as a programmer, I think late and fake are probably the most apt adjectives I could use.
Murderous self-doubt, painfully obvious flaws, no idea what to do or where to start, rampant criticism, and epic uncertainty.