But after years of trial and error, I decided it was time to give programming a shot.
I mean, why not?
I've always been the guy that gets the "can you fix my computer?" request. I've spent whole weekends and summer holidays playing videos games. I rooted and (almost) bricked my Android phone several times.
Programming would only be another adventure into the tech world.
But it turned out to be my passion. A purpose for my life.
I loved it from the moment I started writing my first HTML tags. I felt like an artist when I made that background green. And I became a founder-in-training when I built my first React app.
Have you also felt that? Like the sky is the limit?
It feels good.
Recently I launched a project called Dev Resources (https://devresourc.es). DR is my collection of developer-related material that I gathered over the last years, which is now also collaborative.
It received great feedback from the dev community, but best of all, it resonated even better with beginner developers.
And that brought me something I wasn't looking for this time around: another purpose for my life.
Now I want to inspire and help other dropouts, career-changers and anyone else to become a programmer.
I want more people to find their passion. I want more people to wake up excited about their day. And I want to see these people building their own Dev Resources.