I’m gonna try to make this as brief as possible but no promises, so bear with me.
At the end of 2019, I dropped out of college after my first semester. I was in a dark place, and I just felt that I was on the wrong path and I gave it a lot of thought (I was a business major). A little over a year ago I started working in a beer warehouse as an order selector on 3rd shift. It’s had its ups and downs, but recently upper management has been demanding more and more from us, while we continue to be short-staffed and work 50-60 hours (no overtime) because they don’t hire more people. This week, without going into too much detail, two of my coworkers went into a mental hospital. That was my wake up call.
I’ve always wanted to pursue coding, and back in middle school I was pretty good at it. I could program basic space shooters on scratch and pretty simple animations. I just kind of lost touch with it when I got to high school. Now I’ve just begun working on here, and I wanna take it all the way. My plan right now is to work here for another six months and save up enough money to get me by for at least an additional six months after quitting (I would need around 7-9K, I don’t have a lot of expenses). I can easily afford to hit this goal, currently I have about 3K saved. I know that what I’m saying is a long shot, but I gotta start taking control of my life, and I just need to take the risk. Any advice>