Hello everyone. I allow myself to write a shitpost, because I’ve felt like I had to say something before bursting out.
I’m 23, and felt in a severe depression 3 years ago after my dad passed away and that I had to leave the theatre school I was in to find a job. I really hate college, mainly because I feel too depressed to study certain classes. At one point, I heard a story about a programmer who got a career in web development after teaching himself, so I picked up programming, something I always loved but never considered as a career.
But as for now, I spend a lot of time psyching myself out : I know I can learn to code, and I know that if I manage to put in the work I can become a great web dev. But where I live (belgium) it seems that the only thing you are consider for when it comes to employement are the degrees, unlike the US where, from what i’ve heard, you’re considered for what you can do before how you studied it. And at this point I don’t think i’ll ever get any degree considering how much trouble I have to study. I thus feel demotivated when it comes to working my developer skills, since it seems that no matter how good I am, if I don’t have the famous piece of paper, i’ll never get a decent job.
Leading to this post. I’m sorry for this flood of whining, but I felt like I had to get it out of my system. I wanted to ask you : do any of you managed to get a decent job in western europe without a degree ? Cause I could really use some success story right now.
Thanks for those who had the courage to read until the end.