I honestly never planned on going to college, I wasn’t a big fan of school in general and I was making fairly decent money at my job. I am also a firm believer a person should be judged based upon their experience and knowledge rather than a piece of paper. However, circumstances led me to choosing to pursue higher education. I’m not going to mention the school by name here, if you do any research into me it won’t be hard to find out, but let’s just say I don’t feel as if I received the education I’m now repaying and a lot was promised to me that I never received. So, as you can imagine I was completely disillusioned with my secondary education at this point. However, I had my associates degree so I started my search and to my surprise and contrary to what everyone told me, finding a job in tech whether it’s customer support, software, network support, security, etc. is a lot more difficult than it sounds.
Really, I am alive despite my lack of blogging. Here’s proof! I’ve created an online portfolio that I’m pretty excited about. Now to get to work!
I’m so fully aware that I’ve been neglecting my blog that it’s painful. I’ve been so caught up in work, classes, and parenthood that this sometimes ends up falling to the wayside. Hopefully, I can move some stuff to the side and focus on this more. Come on, how can you stare at a computer when you have a smiling baby face staring at you.
When I first began my tech journey I was very much into hardware. As a kid I thought building computers would be a viable option as a career and I enjoyed it, so I really thought I had it all figured out. As you can imagine, much to my dismay as I became older and the construction of home computers became simpler than ever that option quickly lost it’s appeal. After all, if anyone can do it why would they hire me to do it for them? So, my next step was coding. As a youngster I quickly became frustrated with coding as there were not nearly as many nice tutorials as there are today and I didn’t have the resources or wherewithal as a kid to ask around. Mind you coding is no easy feat, even as an adult I become frustrated and find myself taking breaks sometimes, more often than I care to admit. My next step was support, tech support that it. As I starting getting into my teen years I had a few jobs where customer service was involved. This skill would come to serve as one my #1 selling points when trying to find a career in support. I would come to find out though, that finding a technical support position was not as easy as my high school counselors had cracked it up to be.
Hello World! Just as this simple tagline is used to introduce newcomers to programming, I’m using it to introduce myself to the blogging world. Oddly enough, it is fitting as will be evident in my future posts that reveal my struggles, frustrations, and successes in not only programming but the tech world in general.