In 2016, I took a course on visual design at a place called New Horizon, an ict solutions institute, I instantly fell in love with producing and seeing my ideas come to life, when i was done with the course, I decided to give web design a trial after a few acquaintances I made at the institute recommended it. I arrived at the lesson quite late and spent the entire time feeling disoriented, I spent three months taking that course but I never understood anything, all i remember now is writing a lot of divs but having no idea what a div was and constantly long codes from the instructor's projector everyday without any explanation because the instructor assumed we all started the course at the same time. After taking the course i decided to stick with graphic design because it just felt right.
Then 2020 started and covid happened and it was time for me to decide if I really wanted to continue with graphic design or try something else. After pondering on it for a while I chose graphic design and enrolled in a few classes on Udemy to broaden my knowledge, things were going great and I felt confident in my capacity to work as a freelancer. I was getting jobs from friends and referrals but after a while I started to notice that I wasn't freelancing the right way, I didn't know how to network and it became exhausting trying to come up with designs considering some client's high expectations and realizing how poorly compensated graphic artists are. I felt the need to try something different, i'm still young anyway, what did i have to lose... So i changed my career path and gave programming a try and got consumed by it.
Although the course was incredibly out-of-date, I pushed myself to learn new techniques and read through a lot of new documentations. Her course also featured several code-along projects that were enjoyable and challenging.