How I went from Cowboy Coder to Professional Front-end Web Developer

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Ok so I quit a lot of jobs, I moved around, I’m a bad person for not picking one place to work and staying there forever. I moved not because I couldn’t sit still, but because I felt as though if I didn’t, I’d be stuck working dead end jobs for, and with, people with zero passion. This is a fate worse than death. Forty hours a week in a queue would be better than working some of the jobs I’ve had.

It took a lot of guts to walk away from places I’d been working. All the while loved ones, friends, colleagues screaming “What are you doing?!”

I learnt a lot, from friends, from strangers and from other people’s mistakes. I had no idea I’d end up in web development, but I’m so so glad I found something I’m good at that I can work hard at, and make a living from.

It all worked out for the best, and here’s how it all went, I even managed to get featured on teamtreehouse’s student stories section!