Graduating in 2008, during the recession years, I had to challenge myself in ways I never thought I could. I struggled at first trying to get my foot in the door as an Interior Designer, a freelance gig here and then reverting back to my previous career as an Electrician in order to pay bills. Then finally landing my first design and developer role for a manufacturing plant.
During my non-working hours, you can religiously find me at the internet cafe learning new developer and design skills which in time helped me to gain more confidence and eventually landing my first true developer role. My philosophy is, to challenge oneself is to continually find personal growth and change and in time, contentment.