Sitting at a coffee shop in the Merchandise Mart, trying to figure out how to get the most out of the (potentially) lengthy period of unemployment that I’ve just entered. It’s my first day after finishing career week with Dev Bootcamp. I’m sure I feel like most others in my situation do: optimistic, enthusiastic…terrified, overwhelmed. What if I’m not cut out for this? What if my passion isn’t enough to turn me into a quality coder? What if, during my period of unemployment, I completely forget everything I’ve just learned? What if every potential employer I encounter recognizes that I’m a huge fraud who’d never even heard of the command line up until a few months ago?
After considering what the heck I should write about, I decided I’d focus on the new things I’m learning and the journey I’m going through towards making a huge career change. The journey from complete amateur who’d never heard of the command line to someone who is worthy of employment in web development.