I would say my journey began at the beginning of a heartbreaking divorce. My life was changing because of it, but I didn’t realize then, how much it would really transform. I was really depressed, hurt and not seeking help. I plummeted into a lifestyle that led to destruction, thinking it would fix my problem. That lifestyle led me to make poor choices that had negative effects on my life. I knew I needed to make a change. I knew I needed to make better choices, and I had more to live for. I came to terms with the choices that brought me so low. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that I was in the position I was in to transform my life. I am thankful for that, because I wanted to live a life of abundance and excellence, and the road I was following was definitely not that. I became focused on what I needed to do to change myself from the inside out. It started with doing a self-evaluation and bringing out my feelings towards my divorce. I had to heal from that before I could begin to transform inside. I attended mental health groups to help me get it out and cope with what had happened. I knew I needed to take advantage of all opportunities that became available to me.
It has been a long, hard journey to get to where I am currently. I am so grateful for Develop Carolina and the apprenticeship offered. This apprenticeship is an awesome opportunity because I possess a desire to advance my knowledge of technical languages. I hope to gain problem solving skills, hands-on work experience, and a great network of software developers. This apprenticeship will be great for me because it will propel me into an incredible software engineering career.
This first week was a little rough for me. It showed me how much self-discipline I would need to complete it successfully. I start everyday with a 5-10 minute meditation. This helps me get my day rolling on a great foot. I am ready for this new journey and although it won’t be easy, I am up for the challenge.