Before i get my current job as a software engineer, i had a developer friend who used to tell me it's hard to find a job, and that i have to study bachelor for years and more in order to work same as me, and another friend who used to always remind me that it's impossible to find a good job more then $15/hour in USA without a diploma.
I've got interview, they loved my projects and designs, and told me they liked me through the recruiter, got hired literally after three months studying code and making projects, every waking hours, only leaving laptop barely for eating and cooking, that's all
I have jumped to svelte.js and learned it fast, then now i'm working with vue.js and learned it faster as well in few days based on my experience with svelte and react. also i study new things every single day and follow more courses
Now my goal becomes shooting for Senior developer soon, and Lead Developer in less then 6 months. no one can tell me i can't for sure lol. so total experience so far is 3 months study and 5 months contractor then full time. also i have solid graphic and ui/ux design experience. but now good that i added full stack experience.
For the long future terms, i'm shooting for FANG and would love also to hear your experiments if any is also crazy like mine, or if you ever faced negative people who try to stop you from achieving dreams.
If this is interesting topic, i can share more in depth, about how i learned, how i splitted my time, projects i made, etc .. thanks for reading till this point. please share your comment and let me learn something from you, since this is m first post here.