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JesseMacGregorJones

I am 52. I started out in life working in restaurants. I ultimately landed in management and I worked horrendous hours. I was exhausted all of the time. I finally switched gears and started picking up some freelance writing gigs. That was okay but definitely not enough income. Here I am, many years later, looking to be able to earn more and put something away for retirement someday.

Like you, I had thought about computer science many times and shrugged it off, thinking I was not good enough at math and perhaps just not smart enough for it. Turns out, I'm catching on fairly well. (I'm only a week into my very first course.) I'm using CodeAcademy and FreeCodeCamp for learning. I plan on picking up some freelance gigs as soon as I can with my outstanding SEO writing profile as my selling point. I hope that it will help me gain some experience to be able to apply for a permanent position somewhere within the next two years. That's my goal.

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Esther M Author

I took some courses on Codecademy and FreeCodeCamp as well before starting my bootcamp, and they are great resources! Thanks for sharing your story, and best of luck on achieving your goal!

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JesseMacGregorJones

Thank you, so much!