If you can't start from the bottom, how do you plan to get to the top?
The weekend has officially come to an end. Got tons of stuff done and even got to shoot with a bunch of great people. Time to kick back into work mode and get stuff done. I remember when I used to shoot a lot of portraits. Today reminded me of why I used to do it so much. You can hold on to the quality and beauty of people. Lots of content to post this next week.
It's interesting now that I have time to work on my own projects for once. Doing freelance full time was extremely unorganized for myself. I'm currently working on a new site, aside from my personal. It's directed towards beginners who want to take the next step after learning programming. Hoping it will prove beneficial to some. Also on a side note, my communication skills on here lately have been awful. I've been crazy busy, but I'm working on getting quality answers to everyone. // #worldcode
Been extremely inactive with posting lately, just had to focus on other things for the first week of work. It's crazy how comfortable and enjoyable it is. It feels no different compared to freelance work, if anything I feel more appreciated. Something it's showed me is how much I love what I do. Waking up and being excited to work and then leaving work excited to do more programming. Looking back on things it's kind of hard to grasp what has actually happened. I remember 6 months ago telling myself "I have to make this happen, there's no other option". I could've gone to school, but I knew it wasn't right for me, I knew I'd end up somewhere I wasn't happy doing something I didn't love. This has taught and proved to me that you have to take risks and that you have to sacrifice. I didn't make shit for months, I had zero income. If you talked to me much when I first began you probably remember the websites I would do for people for $30 or $100 at the max. One thing I always try to embed into people is that you have to trust the process. If you want the best outcome you have to sacrifice and take the risk and just go for it. By the end of last week I felt comfortable, I was like well, now I've got a solid income so I don't have to keep trying that hard. But then I told myself, when you get comfortable, you lose momentum, you don't progress. You stay the same and you become average. To wrap it up, don't get comfortable and trust the process. Do what everyone else isn't doing.
Ridin' dirty in the thirty. Another solid day at work, time to wrap some side projects up and work on my cars tonight. @campful with the fire photos. // #theroadtoboost
First day of work was definitely interesting. It's awesome being around people who are into something just as much as you are. Worked on learning C# and improving one of their current systems. I was a bit nervous before jumping in but then I realized C# is really similar to OOP PHP and it's not that complicated of a language. The amount of resources compared to Php is just unreal. Never did I expect that I'd be a .Net developer 😂 // #worldcode
Yesterday was exactly one year from the day I bought this car. It's crazy to see all of the ridiculous amount of work, money and thought into it. It's odd being able to wake up, go out to my garage, start it and just drive it. I told myself I had to get it driveable before I hit the one year mark, so the past week I've invested a ton of time to get it right. Something I've realized in the whole process is that it's not all about the car. I've gained a ton of amazing relationships and had some of the funniest moments of my life in it. To recap, I've blown two engines, my driveshaft disconnected while driving, I ripped a throw out bearing in half, until the past two weeks I had more miles on a tow truck than driving. The good part, I now have a fully forged and built motor with the best of the best parts. But it's all been worth it. Still needs to be tuned a lot more and painted, that will come soon. // #theroadtoboost
Got a call from my employer today about starting on Monday. He said "instead of doing web work, we're just going to have you do C# .net." Take into note I've never touched any C languages, let alone .net. But it's shown me an important aspect of being a programmer. It's not always about what you've learned, it's about your ability to continue to learn. I get a ton of people ask, how long does it take to do this, or how long will I need to work on this language. It's not about that, it's about you having the ability to learn new material. When people ask how I learned I usually explain that I just dove into it all. That's not a lie, I just starting going at it. My mom once said to me "You're being paid to learn, you can't beat that!" And it's completely true. // #worldcode
Time to get back and focused on code. Spent too much time on this thing lately but it's been worth it. Got it washed up even though washing it doesn't make it look any different :). // #theroadtoboost
Last week I was watching a video published by Jon Sonmez (Simple Programmer). It was over recovering from motivational struggles. He gave an example about when he'd go on runs and say to himself "maybe I'll stop early, I'll just do more tomorrow" and the next day came around and he'd say the same thing. It's a repeating cycle. I catch myself saying "oh I'll just code more tomorrow", the next day rolls around and I don't. That's when you have to realize if you want to get to the place you want to be you have to stop that mentality. Trying to tell myself I'll do more today and then I'll do even more tomorrow.
To start off, thank you all for 10,000 followers! It's unreal to see all of the progress and to see so many people growing. I love being a part of everyone and communicating so much about what I love. I plan on writing a book/online course about getting started with programming and getting your first freelance clients. I get asked that 20+ times a day so I feel it's time to clarify. On a side note, thank you to @barnesriyan for helping me all weekend on my car. We got a ton of stuff done. Also thank you to @campful for the awesome photos.