Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself…Days At The Iron Yard Pt. 1
My name is Leon Ikpo and I am a web developer…in training. I cant come to truly call myself a web developer just yet, but Im getting there. If you’re looking for a long look at what I’ve gone through to get to the point where I am at this current moment, then I must say, you’re wasting your time. My choice of style is short and straight to the point. Anything that takes a while to go over can and more than likely will be difficult for me(could be my A.D.D., or whatever). Trust me I’m working on that. Anyway, Im drifting off topic (damn you, A.D.D.). Right now as I type, I am currently a student at The Iron Yard going into my last curriculum week before I start working on my final project. Im nervous and excited at the same time. How I got here is where it gets long so if thats what you’re into, by all means continue reading…
My story starts like this; a warm August night in Houston, I’ve just gotten home from work and it’s the same routine. Go to room exhausted, lay on my bed looking up towards the ceiling questioning about my life and where it’s headed. How long must I go on like this? After moping about my life, I decide to go to social media in efforts to put my mind at ease. Facebook of course would be the perfect place for me to temporarily separate myself from my problems. As Im scrolling through Facebook, I come across an ad(surprise surprise) that mentions a way to learn code and utilize the new skill into a new career. Was this a sign from God? Nah, it was an ad from Facebook. The ad was Codecademy and little did I know that this was the beginning of my life making a right turn for the better.