Hello everyone, my name is Jimmy.
I am currently enrolled in college and I have no clue what I wanted out of it all this time. I have been on and off with college since 2012. I have been working in the food/hospitality service for 10+ years and I recently got a non-food/hospitality job at a warehouse here in Cleveland Ohio (where I am located). Unfortunately, I have not been too enthused with the work life I have been working in for some time. I have 5 classes left in college to obtain a basic associate of arts towards universal arts. I am kind of telling myself to complete college and get these 5 classes done since I would be the first one in my immediate family to obtain a college degree in anything.
Now, the main problem I am facing is that I want to code every day and I want to continue coding every day, but I have my next semester of college coming up with a full-time job that I work at 5 days a week at from 7am-4pm. I start this semester of college with 3 classes on the 19th of this month. I have a family and a significant other I have been in a relationship with for 7 years now that I love making time for. She has been super supportive and patient with me during my discovery of code. So how do I balance work, school, life, family, and my relationship while still learning to code? I really am trying to figure out what to do. I want to continue code and I code every day to stay consistent on my journey. I also to want to finish college since I have 5 classes left.
I usually do coding 1-3 hours a day. Maybe I could reduce the time since I will have to finish schoolwork first after my day job then attack code for at least 1 hour. I obviously need to pace myself at this point and be patient. Regardless, I am new to all this and I am learning the best way I can on my own with no one who can relate or mentor me. I do ask my coding buddy questions on occasion, but I do not want to annoy him. So, anything helps if anyone wants to lend some advice and support. I will be sure to try and do the same for anyone else that needs some support along the way.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my situation and my journey. I hope everyone is ok during these tough times. I am hoping to hear from everyone soon and I want everyone to be successful for themselves. I am humbled by the experience I have endured so far. I know staying positive is the key to accomplishment (at least for me) and everyone just keep your heads up.