So it’s not fair to say I started from scratch because I have work experience and some schooling, but it’s not everyday a 41 year old graphic designer switches back into a software development path with a very technical company.
I need to sign and date the offer letter but in a nutshell after 9 months after I left my position as a lead graphic designer, and many many interviews, I finally got an offer.
My advice to anyone having a tough time is accept a lower rate, move out of the area, and truly be willing to put your ax to the grind to become a software developer.
If PMED I can tell you more intimate details but otherwise please feel free to ask here.
Last but definitely not least, I have to thank FCC after my first paycheck as without this platform I would still be mystified by Regular Expressions.