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Back in 2014 I was flown out to Seattle, Washington for a coding interview with a Fortune 500 company. Little did I know then that despite any offers coming directly from that experience, it was going to be the catalyst which finally opened my eyes and got me not only to take a long, hard look at where I was professionally, but to spur me into taking the actions necessary that put me where I am today.
Til then, I could fault no other than myself for the situation I was in. Complacency had lulled me into a false sense of security and routine, inadvertently causing me to turn a blind eye to the fact that I was unchallenged, stagnant and lacked the motivation necessary to break free from that cycle. Out of what many would have seen as a failure, sprung a second chance for success.
I chose to see my journey out to Washington as an indicator that my skillset warranted enough interest for a major player, but I was lacking something to push me to the caliber of a professional that would be, in and of itself, an opportunity for any company to not pass up. A local something that was deeply engaged in the ebb and flow of technology and how to harness that potential to the market around it;
Enter, Code Fellows.
So here I am today; at a pivotal point in my life, now determined with a seemingly limitless drive to see myself situated in a state that I've quickly come to admire and who embodies so many of the things I truly love in life. I'll have learned a life's lesson that you should never stand still and accept things as they come. If you want something in life, the fervor and commitment in what you do (or don't) to actualize it will be obvious. You can either enjoy the false sense of security that comes from telling yourself that you're doing so, or you can go out and actually do it.
This is me, doing it.