The Dream Code
As 2016 nears, I always take a few days to create goals that I would like to accomplish within the next year from personal to spiritual to professional. Even though they all sort of tie together in some way, I like to narrow them down into those three categories. This post I would like to focus on my top professional goal: To become a full-time software developer.
About three months ago, I had the opportunity to delve into the book 48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal (found here) by Dan Miller. As an avid reader, I have read tons of career development books but this one falls at the top of the list by far. Dan dives into our God-given purpose more than many of the other books that I’ve read. He walks through a proven process that has landed thousands of people multiple job offers in fields that they are passionate about. I flew through the book and knew that I wanted to go through the process to make the move into software development. A little scared and uncomfortable, I made the goal that in 2016 that I would go full throttle into the process Dan suggested.
I pray that my journey to becoming a developer would not only move people into taking some of the same steps but also push them to go after their passion whatever the cost and comfort level might be.