After my divorce I wasn’t really making enough money. I really didn’t have a lot of options for better jobs with my incomplete degrees and I was miserable at work. I applied for a lot of different things. My friend Krista talked me into trying out codeacademy and I liked it. I thought hey maybe I could make websites for people in some of the craft groups I’m in a make extra money but honestly I was just going through the motions because it gave me something to do.
Krista decided on We Can Code IT’s coding bootcamp and told me about it. I was really happy for her… She said, “check it out you might like it.” I think a couple days went by before I finally took the test. And I passed and I spent like two hours online that night reading about it and something clicked. I realized hey it wouldn’t hurt see if I could do this. So I made an appointment with Shana and just knew I was in the right place. I left thinking I have no clue how I’m going to pay for this. Came home and told my mom… She laughed at me. She thought I would fail again but I think that’s what drove me to succeed.