Before I became a developer, it was more along the lines of 'I need to do something' without having any sort of passion for the jobs I did. I studied economics, then dropped out. I worked for a few years in agriculture and was kinda close to become a farmer, like my father. That was the 'safe' path, but I would have been miserable. Learning to code while I was working in these shitty jobs was definitely the best decision of my life.
Great that you found your real passion :)
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