I’m just wondering. It seems I’m among the minority, and I would like to know if some others here are also in the same boat. I have a minimum wage job myself. I might get promoted soon, but even then I will still be making a very low income, which to be honest I’m ashamed of being 25 years old (I should be making much more). I mean most people I’ve been coming across here are learning coding for a career change, they already have a decent career. I’m doing it because first and foremost it’s something that I love, and second because I’m thirsty for a better and more rewarding career (if my current job can be called a career, which it can’t), doing something that I enjoy and that I’m good at.
I also don’t have a degree, only a certificate, which I believe will make my life much harder trying to get a job, so I’ve decided to get a degree in CS, and hopefully I’ll start soon. It’ll take me probably about 5 years though so in all honesty when I think about it I feel disheartened. My certificate is actually a diploma in Software Engineering, so it’s related and making the learning process that much easier, but unfortunately it’s just not enough to land me a job.
I’ve been trying to hide it from everyone around me, but in all honesty I’m struggling, and I kinda can’t take it anymore, and to think that it might take up to 5 more years (until I finish the degree), while doing crappy jobs… Oh boy. And that’s assuming I do manage to start college this year.
Anyone else in the same boat? I would like to hear from people who are feeling the same way, so that I at least don’t feel alone in this.
P.S.: Since it’s happened before and I’ve had to explain it multiple times, before someone checks out my progress here and says that I haven’t progressed through the curriculum in quite some time, I know. FCC to me is another resource among many others I’m using. I’m trying to learn as much as I can from as many different resources as I can, and currently I’m doing a course on Git and GitHub and reading YDKJS. So I hope this explains why I haven’t progressed through the curriculum in some time.
P.P.S.: I’m sorry if some of my posts might not be relevant to the forum, but I’ve found the community here to be very supportive, and I think it’s a great place to meet others having a similar life situation to yours while also sharing with you their passion for and desire to learn coding. In fact, I think there should be a “Other” or “Off-topic” section or something for topics that aren’t related to coding. Just a suggestion.