Through out High School I always imagined my path was to graduate, dedicate more years of my life to school, and find a job. A very traditional path, but a path that I came to realize it wasn’t for me. I would have liked to say that after graduation I continue to educate myself, learn new skills, and achieve goals I set out for. Making myself sound smatter and successful but in reality I stuck in a loop. Wake up, work, eat, sleep, and repeat. An endless loop that seem to be unbreakable, and that’s because I was settling for the minimum. I knew something needed to change in order for me to move to the next chapter in my life. Finding a way to give the meaning of life its true definition back.
That’s when a key person came into my life to set everything in motion, first he told me his story. And it sounded just like mines, him wanting to better his life so he learned a new skill. He then open his laptop and showed me what he was working on. I was confuse because I couldn’t read a single line, so he started explaining his code. I listened to him and even though I didn’t fully understand him I still wanted to learn. So he recommended Flatiron and I couldn’t have wish for anything better. My whole experience with Flatiron has been like no other, since day one I always felt welcomed. Everyone here want to change their life and start a new one.
Wish I knew
- Getting used to the 9–6 routine and still having energy to do the labs. What I find helpful is taking a break for an hour after school, and going back to the labs. Just making sure you don’t burn yourself out too early is the key.
2. Rewatching the video lectures, taking key notes, and looking at documentations to fully understand the material. Go on Youtube and explore different people explaining the material.
3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your classmates, and by doing so you’ll connecting with people. Making connections with your classmates might last a life time, and also having someone to talk about your profession.