MySpace allowed me to edit the look of my profile using HTML + internal CSS. I was hooked. I must have changed my theme every week. Always learning + never satisfied with what I had created -- I'm still not + still forever changing my own website -- that was back way before Facebook reared it's none customising head. I despised Facebook for not allowing me to add flashing graphics + bad songs to my profile.
I learnt a lot from MySpace but quickly grew out of it + started to create static HTML websites for myself + friends.
From there I began freelancing as a means to make some extra cash for my travels back in 2010 + since then I have been addicted. I took a small break to run my own vintage shop but quickly realised that I missed coding + got straight back into the game.
My own website (Obviously. Never happy + all that). I'm building a shop of pre-made Wordpress themes, all with a pretty minimalistic look -- I'm some what of a minimalist in the design aspect. I "specialise" in Wordpress Development, or at least I'm trying to, so that is my main focus right now. It's really a wonderful platform to develop on + the community support is amazing.
One day freelancing from around the world. I'd like to earn just enough cash via Wordpress to fund a wanderlust dream. Coding from the beach. A mountain. Anywhere, just not your standard office space. I need to break out of the box + be free to combine my love of travel + code.
Focus on one aspect of coding that you enjoy + master that. You will never learn all languages, all programs, all softwares... technology just moves too damn fast. Since focusing on one thing, I've found myself learning so much more + at a faster pace.
Make sure you take time away from your coding too. It's not only good for the soul, but also increases productivity.
Network with a community, whether online or in your area. Tech people are the best + always there to lend a hand + boost your confidence -- especially women in tech, they are utterly amazing. I've made some wonderful friends via social media that are a true inspiration to me + it's always nice to hear that people have the same doubts + struggles that you may come across.