Well, from the sounds of it, its unlikely that I will have much luck finding remote positions with no previous dev experience. So, that basically means I need to plan to relocate my family if I want a real shot. As I mentioned, that is the undesirable route. I guess I’ll need to get creative.
Overall, maybe I just needed to vent a little, but it’s clear that its a bit premature for me to be thinking about pursuing a dev position. I’m learning reactjs/redux in addition to working through fcc. Completing these and having a solid portfolio published on my domain would be a hugely positive step. The fact is I’m trying to put the wagon before the horse. Once I feel that I can build a resume which is strong, it would make sense to follow your advice of blasting out a ton of applications. I’ve always shied away from overstating my abilities. I believe that a strong work ethic and attention to detail are two attributes which make me stand out, in addition to my ability to quickly understand complex concepts.