My transition into tech was birthed out of boredom and the hunger to earn more. At some point, working at my current job at a secondary as the school accountant was becoming boring and unexciting as it has become a routine. I just wanted something more challenging and wanted to earn more especially.
Now, searching for another job for me was not a solution as I just imagined, that the circle will continue. Then I asked myself what could I do? To earn better and also find fulfilment at it. What exactly do I love doing? These and more questions I asked myself. Then I said to myself, "Nneka, you love the computer, the Internet generally. " I actually love the Internet, I love to surf the web😄 then boom! I know what I want!
Then, another round of question🤔 what will you be doing exactly? That would make you happier and increase your income? Yeah, I love success. 😉. I prayed, yes. I asked God to help me and show me.
The day finally came in November 2021, when I saw a post on my secondary school old student platform with this inscription "if you are a lady and honestly interested in pivoting to Tech, check out the classes available below and hit me up with a copy of your CV and interest letter. I have fully paid access for 5 persons. altschoolafrica.com". 💃 I said to myself "this is it!" That same day I started the process but unfortunately, I scored below the entry point. But that didn't discouraged me for it was an eye opening for me.
I started joining groups to get more information and find another bootcamps to help my transitioning easy as I didn't want to learn alone. Youtube usually is my first call to find resources and was learning on my own. The first day I wrote a line in HTML, it felt like I found a goldmine 😄. Then I stumbled on a video on YouTube about Arit Amana's journey into tech. Oh my! I was encouraged and she became my role model. I am currently learning with her ☺️and so excited about the journey ahead.
It's not going to be rosy all the way but I have got alot of GRIT to last a very long time. Thank you so much for reading.
Your girl Nkcode😊