To Broken Code [and other things]
Because of my broken code I will go far, not in spite of it.
There is a release of tension, knowing that what has happened has a purpose. The difficulties, the rejections, the moment when we feel something is broken, sometimes irreparably. The no’s, the opportunities missed, and the curves in the road lead us to now. If I hadn’t faced rejections down career paths that didn’t excite me, I wouldn’t get to code. If I hadn’t faced a period of turmoil and frightening financial instability this year, I would eventually have started coding but not with the zeal and passion I have now. If I hadn’t been rejected by my other school of choice, I wouldn’t even be thinking about code. If I hadn’t done a thousand things I wouldn’t be here now.
It’s important to see our suffering as a blessing in disguise, as the thorns along a golden path.
You are going to where you need to go and it will feel dysfunctional and terrifying, but let yourself look back at those moments that felt impossible and bless the stars that they allowed you to become the you that is reading this now. Just don’t let those pitfalls be merely pitfalls:
They are lessons, catalysts, a new wind inside your sails, they will scare you into the next iteration of you.
Are you ready?