Sunday, September 25, 2016

I just scribbled off 'intern' from my name tag!

Yes the title of this post is full of braggadocio, but come on! It's been a long year. It feels good to have made it this far. Before I started writing this post, I read back through all of the previous posts, and it's amazing.

I'd be lying if I said that I 100% believed that I could get hired as a developer within a year. A big part of me wanted to believe it, and that was a huge motivating factor during the countless late nights, and missed social and family events.

Was it worth it? Yes!

I get up every day, excited for the next challenge. I tell my daughter that I get to play on the computer all day which, to me, is pretty accurate. I mean seriously, I solve puzzles all day, and I get paid to do it. So what are we going to talk about now? I haven't figured that out yet. But I know that writing my thoughts out, and sharing my journey with those of you that took the time to read this blog, has been a revelation.

So I've got some ideas. Not sure yet where this is going to go. But I do know that I want it to be purposeful. If I write something that is of no use to anyone else, then I can just write it down in my Moleskine.

Even now, though, I am running out of words. I don't want this to be the end, and now that I have proven to myself that I am capable of the follow through, I know it doesn't have to be...