After fleeing my hometown of Tracy, California in 2012, I attended Humboldt State University in the far reaches of northern California. In my time at HSU I studied applied biology and completed coursework in electron microscopy, bacteriology, genetics, and independent research. In 2015 I graduated with a 4-year degree and entered the workforce as a histotechnician. I happily sat in front of a microtome for a couple years.
After a job-hop-gone-wrong (actually, 2 bad job-hops), I decided I needed to reassess my career direction and how it would work into the lifestyle I longed for. I discovered there was a very short list of things I wanted from my career:
- Flexibility to work remotely — commuting consumes one’s soul
- Stimulating and tech-related — learning new things is important
- Feels good & is rewarding — agrees with my “moral compass”
I know, I know. I couldn’t possibly be more vague with my list. But face it, that’s what I came up with. And the more I thought about it, the more my subconscious pointed me toward the world of computer science.
It is only fitting that the beginning of my journey into the world of computer science starts with a post titled, “Hello world!”. The purpose of this site is to hold myself accountable for the hopes and dreams I have held for some time now. Not only will it serve as a reminder of my long and short-term goals, it will be a living portfolio. I’ll discuss my journey of learning new skills and breaking into a new industry.
And so the journey begins.