For over a decade, I was a professional musician, performing with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Milwaukee Symphony, Hawaii Symphony, and teaching both flute and piano. I have been a musician since age 8, and have an undergraduate degree and Masters in music performance. Right before I turned 40, I had had it with being underemployed, auditioning incessantly, constantly competing simply to make a living.
Feel free to read more about my journey at https://madelenecampos.com/. Let my middle-aged self tell you that it is NEVER too late to learn how to code. Coding has brought options, opportunity, and stability into my life. I am forever grateful for this career and regret nothing!
This post was written as part of the "Nevertheless, She Coded" event. An event that amplifies of the journeys of women and non-binary people who code.