Why I want to start programming

Here’s a little of my life:

For the last 7 or so years, I’ve done a Bachelor and switched career paths 5 times. The bachelor I got was just so I could finally stop studying and have something to help me get away from living with my parents. Well I still am at home with my parents since I graduated.

I had a job in Dubai for 3 months as a waiter in a hotel; I couldn’t stand the heat differences between indoors and outdoors so I came back home. After that I was unemployed for 2 years, got a job for 3 months, got a better deal for another 6 months, then worked for another 3 months for free with a promise of a permanent position and then nothing. It’s been 6 months since my last job and I’m still stuck in the unemployment soup that I was in last year.

It’s been 3 months since I’ve been off my anti-depressants and I am so happy that I stopped. I went full cold turkey and felt like I was on the rough seas for a few weeks. Now I am mentally strong and want to do something with my life. With a BA in Hospitality Entrepreneurship and not interested in the hospitality sector anymore, I search for something new.

So now we get to why I want to go into IT…

I’ve always been a techy person and a pc gamer. Ever since I’ve had my first laptop and issues with it, I’ve resolved all the issues myself. I even opened my first laptop up, removed the compacted dust out of the air ducts and screwed everything back together. It worked like new even though I had a few screws leftover.

Since then I’ve built 5 different gaming PCs and they all worked great. Excellent would be the thing to say, but my first PC I built and migrated to a bigger case had some issues I encountered and overcame. Like the fact that my Intel Quad Core 2.4 GHz processor chip didn’t have needles and instead had flat knobs on the bottom and didn’t have a cut off edge. I had a 25% chance to get it right and of course it fried my chip and I had to get a new one. My latest PC I’ve had for about a year and a half and I switched cases three times. I saw a cool mini ITX case and fell in love with it; the Silverstone RVZ01. I then realized I had an airflow issue. Duh! It’s like a laptop overheating… Then switched to mid tower and now my loot is in a big tower.

Alright, alright… Programming, yes, I am a complete novice here and I do feel completely lost and useless in this sector. I had my first glimpse of coding some things for a website I was making with WIX.com. WIX is cool and has a lot of features, but nothing close to what I needed to do from what my boss was telling me to do, or my brain wanted it this way and not that way. With a lot of trial and error, I could code a table with all the products, my company was offering. It looked great, worked great, and my boss was happy. Before I left my position (I was no longer an administrative assistant, but the cleaning maid for the office) I was working on having interactive pictures for the product table, but I didn’t have every page done. At least they’ll never have that bonus on their cite :P

Since then, I have been trying to figure out how to get started with programming. My friend gave me his textbook on javascript and it’s been quite interesting reading the chapters and doing the exercises. Yes, even the boring and repetitive parts. As a gamer, I love to play open world crafting games like my current game: Ark Survival Evolved. I don’t mind spending a few hours getting resources to build a house, it’s relaxing and therapeutic for me.

So why Programming… Well, I feel like I understand computers and how they function and I want to go deeper and dwell in creating my own things. Why I didn’t go into IT sooner? Well my parents are anti PC. They see the innovations of technology, but they want me to do something else like a dog trainer or something in the hotel industry. They are completely ignorant in my interests and have my future planned. I’m going to go into the IT sector if my parents don’t agree and that’s final! It’s more to myself and it does sound silly, but that’s just something I need to keep telling myself to get out of my comfort zone.

See you next Friday with some updates :)

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