So sorry to hear about your father. Kia kaha (as we say in NZ).
Having a concrete project to show off would greatly help. You mention that you are a possible artist. An option is to combine programming and visual expression is Visualisation. You could start small and gradually grow in complexity, while getting great visibility, without spending a dime, by using the site bit.dev/. The proposal of that site is to become a registry of reusable visual components. You could start with simple presentational infographics such as these freepik.com/search?dates=any&forma.... Then move to interactive visualisations. Then get into more and more intricate components. Then move to full page. Then get to full app. You might greatly benefit from reading, in parallel, about design systems - medium.com/@nathanacurtis
Alternatively, if you have a mind for maths, you can experiment with generative arts to create impressive content in only a few days. Here are a few people into this on codepen: codepen.io/DonKarlssonSan/pens/pop..., codepen.io/Mamboleoo/pens/public/7/, codepen.io/Alca/pens/public/13/.
For cybersecurity, you will find a list of free books at github.com/Hack-with-Github/Free-S.... You will find more ressources by searching for github.com/search?q=ethical+hacking. You will need to demonstrate some familiarity with server deployment. You can get free hosting with netlify.com/ or predictable (fixed at $5/month) on digitalocean.com/pricing/.
Best of luck!
Thank you for the possible pathways it's greatly appreciated
I found developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/W... enjoyable to learn. It is easy to get started with, and soon enough you will be making cool visuals on the web.
Thanks you,started using the docs as a reference
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