Hello Everyone! Thanks so much for all your positive comments and support!
I promised to give an update about the Job now that I started working, so here it comes.
First of all, I am extremely happy! The job is great for several reasons.
When I typed my story, I was in the airplane without knowing anything about how it was going to be. I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t have a house, and I wasn’t sure how I would find working fulltime in an office.
After one week, I moved into my own small flat, met a couple of people and got to know my new environment. Even tho the first week was very hectic, I was able to create some stability and was getting more comfortable and ready to focus on the actual work in the second week.
We do our job and during the free time we work on our own websites/apps/etc. I have access to great tools, such as additional courses, example websites of every CMS, specialists that I can ask questions, and a stable environment (something that I really missed during my time as a model).
I was also very happy when I received an invite for a Tech event for people that work in Tech in Dublin. I went there by myself and got to meet some very experienced programmers, but also people who started their journey on Freecodecamp and are now employed as programmers as well.
So, the thing that I love the most about it is the fact that it doesn’t interfere with my learning process but it enhances it.
Where there are pro’s, there are always cons as well , and I don’t want to come across overpositive (even tho I am, haha), so I will also state some of the cons of the job:
I am not used to sit down all day, while this job makes me sit 40 hours a week. After, I don’t want to do more on my computer because I have seen to much of the computer screen already.
Therefore, When Im busy at work I don’t get to do my freecodecamp/udemy challenges. I’d rather go for a run/walk/gymsession.
Since a lot of my colleagues are so experienced, I feel like I lack behind on programming knowledge and skills.
I also sometimes have to talk with webmasters and advise them. It makes me feel like I don’t know nearly enough to consider myself as a programmer.
(But at the tech event, they told me that almost all programmers have this constant thought, since technologies are evolving so quickly and there are so many different things that you can learn. Therefore, Im trying to keep myself from putting too much pressure on myself).
But that’s basically all I can think of…
Overall Im super happy about how everything is going so far, and I feel like it can only go up from here since Im still learning new things everyday and now that Im used to my new environment, I can start enjoying it even more.
I think it is very important to be surrounded by people who are in the same position as you are or have been there before. So visit some tech events, start to talk with people and share your story. One thing that a lot of programmers have in common is that they are so much willing to help!
Good luck and Merry Christmas everyone!