Why I'm Going to Lambda School
Starting next Monday, January 13th 2020, I will be taking the Lambda School Full Stack Web Development course. To take the course I quit my job, moved in with my brother, and will devoting my time to completing the class.
I'm willing to spend this time taking the course because I want to be a programmer who makes peoples lives easier with software. In the short time I spent at my previous job, I have learned how software can improve an employees job, and how it can make it worse. I want to make the world a better place, and never forget that the most important part of software is the user.
I'm also takign the course because want a well paying job. Money, while not able to buy happiness itself, is instrumental in everything you want to do. With money I can buy what I want, help my family pay off their debts, and donate to the causes I think are most important.
I'm sure that I could go on and on, finding little reasons that contributed to my decision to start the Lambda School course. But I don't think humans are as varied in their reasons for doing stuff as we like to think. So let's summarize it:
- I want to make the world a better place, and programming puts me in a better position to achieve this.
- I want money to make my life and my family's life better.
- I want to the resources to donate to causes I think are important.
- I want to work a job that will let me be creative and clever, and
- I want a job that will surround me with intelligent and driven people.
And that's why I'm going to half-ass it with all I've got. My goal isn't to complete Lambda School, but to reach my goals I will finish it.
See you all in the future.