Where to begin, oh where to begin? hmmm, heck if i know. I have never done a blog, not good at writing or being articulate and certainly do not think anyone cares to read this stuff. So i’ll just go for it. Let me explain how I knew life was about to take a major turn. It was a few days before class was slated to begin, the school was hosting an open house with founders and guests and classmates. It was a nice gathering filled with good conversation amongst everyone. Also, plenty of booze for everyone (as there seems to be at any tech event). Towards the end of the evening, John Saddington (john.do) broke everyones conversation to politely tell everyone to get the fuck out so the hosting party could get back to their own lives. But not before giving a speech, that unbeknownst to me, would stir quite a bit of emotion. I can not restate it verbatim, nor will I try. But he basically thanked us for letting them be a part of a life changing experience and it was not till this point, that I had taken the time , not only to think about that, but really let it sink in.
This moment was just that, a life changing moment. It brought up an immense amount of emotion within me. Excitement, fear, happiness, anxiety just to name a few. All of those raced through my body at once. It was like being hit by a mac truck, in the best way possible. I was embarking on a journey to better my life, a challenge to test my will, an adventure that would allow for me to be able to wake every morning and be absolutely stoked on what I will be calling work. It was overwhelming and satisfying all in the same moment. I had the courage to drop everything, to move across the country, to risk debt, to risk failure (though there is no way I would let myself fail) just to chase what I wanted to do. But it was not until that moment, that life changing moment, that I realized my life would be changing. Forever changed, for the better, I will be.
I am so incredibly excited for the rough times ahead, the lack of sleep and the roadblocks I will surely face. Because I know, that there are these badass, caring and awesome people leading/mentoring me. Not only that, but the entire cohort here, front end students and back end students, are fucking awesome! So glad to have such great people to face these challenges and changes with. And to end things off here on my first post (of many), I’ll use a quote from Maya Angelou that sir Saddington uses, because I believe he exemplifies it:
“people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”