Seriously, 3 years ago I had 0 direction in life and struggled with depression. I was 28 years old and working as a janitor…I hated my everyday life as I knew I had potential but I didn’t know what I should do at all in life and felt like I wasted my learning years for not finding what I liked and being all over the place…
I somehow found freecodecamp and something that I always thought was for people with high degrees and whatnot started to seem attainable. While I was trying to get some IT degree (regular education that was terrible) I dropped everything to focus on learning web development.
Fast forward one year, I got a Junior web dev job in Spain during the recession when it was pretty hard to work. Fast forward two more years, the company where I was a Junior at, agreed to make my contract flexible, to just go to the office twice a week and I have found a job at another company that allows me to work from home and make my work at my own pace from home dream come true, so not only did I find one web dev job, but two. I went from feeling lost to feel very proud about myself and my job. Went from thinking that studying wasn’t for me to loving the privilege that it is to be able to sit infront of my computer and have access to so many content that our industry offers for people wanting to learn.
This is not meant to boast really but to say, if I can do it, you can too, invest in this, I had to ignore some people in my past that were telling me that it was a stupid idea to follow a career that was not regulated or ordinary. Block that noise and believe in it, it will simply happen if you are serious about it and you put in the time.