Call me crazy and I probably won’t argue with you.
With an amazing full-time job, a busy 8 year old, sweet husband and pets, fantastic friends, and a house that never seems to stay clean, why on earth would I want to take on the daunting goal of learning how to code.
I’m two years shy of forty.
I don’t exercise enough.
I’m one of those people who functions best on at least eight hours of sleep.
So, yeah, why…why learn to code now?
I think for me? It’s primal. I can’t go ten years (sometimes less) without doing something that takes me out of my comfort zone.
Don’t believe me?
At eleven, I got my first job working for a camp care package company. I was the youngest employee and I was responsible for packing those boxes that were sent to kids all over the country.
When I was 19, I applied for a job as a Santa’s Helper at the local mall and by the end of the interview I was offered the role (and pay!) of manager.
When I was a communications major graduating from college at 23, I took a job with a top internet and business consulting firm and lived in 4 cities in less than two years working for the organization.
When I was 32, I decided to take my marketing and business development experience and translate it to a new communication channel, social media, start freelancing and share what I learned versus holding that knowledge close to my vest.
Now, on the verge of turning 38, after working with developers for most of my career, I want in. In to what has always seemed like a mysterious otherworld. I want my creative side projects to evolve past what I can build with a blogging platform. I want to learn the language that solves problems for people, that inspires and delights them. I want to be better at my job as a marketing director.
And I’m going to share the good, the bad, the ugly with you.
I hope you’ll join me as I make the leap.