In high school, all I wanted to do was write. While I had fallen in love with climatology and geology, being a writer seemed to be the best option for me.
For a while, a few teachers thought I would end up in STEM. I was a state competing science fair nerd. My two projects earn medals, and I had enjoyed doing research and analyzing data.
My heart broke when I looked into college programs. College programs required students to take statistics, organic chemistry and calculus. My fear of failure took over, which made me confident that journalism was the route for me.
Two years outside of college and I was ready for a new career path. I still loved to write, but it wasn't as fun as it used to be in college. I didn't see myself as a journalist or a writer.
My boyfriend would ask me, "what do you want to do?"
I never responded.
One night, I saw a job posting for a customer success manager. The job required data analysis, knowledge of SQL and other technical skills. Even though I lacked those skills, I realized that the job position sounded interesting. The job position required me to have skills in communication, customer service, sales, and tech. I didn't have the tech skills, but I knew that I could learn.
Many negative thoughts ran through my mind, but I didn't let that get to me. I am sure of my new future, even if it means that I have to start from the bottom of the chain.
I would just have to work harder than ever before to catch up.
CodeAcademy had a section on Python and SQL. Slowly but surely, I have started learning the terms, codes, and ways to build something. At times, the process can be frustrating and time-consuming, but I felt a rush of excitement when I saw my code work.
In my second project with CodeAcademy, I was having a little trouble with a code. I kept going back to my notes wondering what was causing the error. Turns out that I had to delete a symbol. To many people, that would have caused them to be frustrated, but I felt overwhelmed with happiness because I figured it out on my own.
I am incredibly excited to continue my Python journey on CodeAcademy. I will probably blog more about my Python journey. If anyone has any suggestions on tips, websites or anything, please let me know!