I built my first website when I was 14. It was absolutely terrible. So terrible the background was the default desktop wallpaper from Windows XP terrible. That terrible.
Since then, I’ve learned a lot. For a long time, I didn’t think web development was my bag. It didn’t come as naturally to me as to others. I knew my technical understanding of code was lacking compared to many. But somewhere along the way, I realized that I enjoyed it. And furthermore, I realized that despite my weaknesses, I was good at it.
So, after working for a few years in system administration, I switched to development. After a few more years of working corporate development jobs, I found more and more of my time was going to freelance work and that I enjoyed this even more than my day job. Eventually, it became very clear that self-employment was the next step in my career.
So here I am. Working for myself, living the dream, and trying to keep getting better at what I do. Oh, and paying off those student loans.