I know so many people have posted similar things, and I hate to be redundant, but I was just wondering where I should go from here. Warning: I overshare here. Nothing bad, I just feel the need to give context for literally everything.
I’m graduating college in May with degrees (yes, plural) focused in Social Sciences. I always had an interest in psychology and social work, but to make a long story short I think that was misguided. I’m autistic and don’t do well with social situations, so how I would ever succeed in that field I don’t know.
I have run my financial aid dry trying to get through college. I hated every second of it, and I don’t want to start over for something new. I’ve found a love for coding though, even though I’m just starting out. I love figuring things out and putting the pieces together.
I’ve always been a computer person, and I built my own PC and have been modding games in very simple ways since then (think changing running speeds or need decay values, not scripting). I have repaired many people’s PCs from irrecoverable malware infections or corrupted Windows installations because it’s fun to reinstall Windows to me.
I’m off topic, but my point here is that I don’t know how to fix this. I’ve spent so much time focused on the wrong thing, when my passion for computers and coding has always been there. I can’t afford college but I worry that a bootcamp wouldn’t be enough (plus those are expensive too). I’m lost, need advice, and could use a friend (PM me for my discord if you’d like!)
TLDR: I went to college for the wrong thing but I’m still young so I have time to fix it, but don’t know what that looks like. Also I’m poor. Also also I need reassurance right now.