That little girl pictured with the joyous sun filled smile is my motivation. Making sure she is happy and provided for her is everything. So knowing that every day I wake up and go to YWeb and get stuff done I am working towards building the future she deserves is everything.
As we get into coding, starting next week, I will carefully observe myself to see how it feels. I forgot that my first coding experience was making a scrolling Union Jack on a Texas Instrument back in the 80s.
The YWCA is a plus for me. I have always been a windows guys and this YWCA class is allowing me to be a Windows / Mac guy. I decided to apply to this class because I wanted to learn and I am learning a lot not just for my future profession, but for my life and I am really grateful.
Another key point I want to highlight of my time here is that Steinbok and Rashied have touched upon the concept of degree vs. experience. Rashied said one day, “Degree does not necessarily equate to wealth.” It does not invalidate a college education and I do believe everyone should go to university, as many doors open. But as with everything else in life, very rarely anything is handed to you unless you're privileged, so you are going to have to work and sacrifice for it.
Before I came to YWEB, I felt like my future was bleak and filled with worry, submission, and unhappiness. I had goals and let them burn out. I allowed mental illness and negative circumstances to rule my life.
Rashied and Julia have been awesome in preparing me for my IT Career. I was given training in self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem. I went on field trips and toured IT and Financial businesses located in Madison, WI. I got a first-hand view of the life of a software developer. YWEB has given me the drive to succeed as a software developer.
I have officially completed the third week of the YWeb Career Academy. These first three weeks have been exhausting in the best way possible. I’ve had an unbelievable experience so far and am so excited for the course to continue.