It was a fluke really

1 Oct 2019

I was on Facebook, like you do, when I came across a post about a former coworker and friend talking about the local bootcamp Code Louisville. It struck me. I don't know why I looked into it further. Curiosity. About the program, about what my potential could be.

So I signed up. Eh, there's probably a waiting list. I'll get in there eventually maybe. I put it away from my mind and went back to my life of making coffee and lattes.

Then I got an email. I felt lighter. This is going to be so cool! I quickly signed up on my phone while on my break. Later, I messaged my friend and we chose the same class day! I was very excited for my first day at something new.

Something new indeed! I had dabbled in web development for a whole semester in college and decided that it was cool, but I was almost done with my Anthropology degree and going a year over as it was so I guessed it wasn't in the cards at the time. I don't even have the files to my first website anymore, but I remember it was a website about the current wonders of the world and my website used frames.

Before even my first day at Code Louisville, we were instructed to go through several hours of pre-course work. It was then when a lot of the stuff I had learned in that college class came flooding back. I also had two realizations one: there's a lot more to making websites than that class touched on, and two: this is going to be a lot of information to process in a very short amount of time.

I was ready.

I remember studying late into the night. Staying up late to watch my course videos. Watching them on my breaks at work. Studying as much as I could to make this change in my life reality.And oh boy did the Code Louisville open my eyes to all the different possibilities there are. I didn't feel held back anymore by my circumstances. The community and mentorship I found there fueled my passion for learning even when I got hard.

It's still hard sometimes, but I know that I can reach out to for assistance. People I would have never met had I not seen a friend's random Facebook post.