I want to switch to a career in coding. This is my story. Need advice (no s#!t)

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>

I just started learning coding too, so I can’t really have good and constructive advice on that front, but I can tell you this, when you’re old and your time is coming to an end, more than the things you did wrong or the risks you took that didn’t pan out, you will regret not taking a chance, not investing in yourself, not doing it. There’s nothing more haunting than regrets. Take a shot at yourself! Believe in yourself!
Also career-wise, coding is the future! So it’s definitely a good move.
Good luck in all your future endeavors :slight_smile:

Thanks for the reply! Yeah I’ve definitely been thinking a lot about that lately, how time is just flying by and I still am not accomplishing my goals. I’m trying to find a balance between enjoying the moment and planning for the future. I enjoy learning to program, and it’s a good long term skill. Best of luck to you as well :slight_smile:

Taking Python is best programming language, I recommend you.
But first you need to know html, css and js.

Their is front end and back end. You need to know stuff like this, also you need to know what terminal is.

If you know what Atom and VSCode is, you are ready to start to make codes.