I never could have dreamt that one day I would study coding. Programming and all what is done by computer engineers and other developers is a field that I totally found intriguing. It was something that I avoided under all circumstances. I was comfortable with the little computer knowledge that I had. This is what was needed to accomplish my task of recording inventory, and storing information which for my small retail store.
But times seem to change fast because two year ago I was faced with a predicament which changed me. It happened that a new client came to my store to buy some groceries. He really loved the fresh fruits and vegetable that I stocked. After doing his shopping, he paid for them and then engaged me in a conversation. The lovely lady went ahead to show me how a website would exponentially broaden the scope of my market. With the fresh supplies that I stocked she was sure I would be smiling all the way to the bank because mot people enjoyed getting prior information online before they decided on shopping.
The website thing wasn’t a new concept to me. I had thought about it earlier but never given it much thought. But after the conversation, something told me that I should heed her advice. That evening after dinner, I researched on the internet for more information about creating a website.
The next day, I went to a local website creating company and purchased there services. They promised to have the site ready for me by the end of the week, a promise which they kept. However, I got disappointed about the site. They had customized it in a manner that I found unpleasant. I explained my dissatisfaction to them and they promised to rebuild it. This took a further 3 days and still the work didn’t please me.
Becoming a Programmer
Disgruntled, I decided to try rebuilding the site myself with the information that I found on the internet. It wasn’t an easy task as I presumed. I encountered a lot of problems as I tried building the site that I ended up with some shoddy work. This further disappointed me.
That is when I decided to buy a pre-built theme and try doing customization. According to all the information that I found online, this was the easiest way in which I could built a website. I bought the theme and started the customizations. Although it wasn’t easy too, it was fun seeing how things worked. This sparked something in me. It made me realize how fun it was working computers.
I then felt the urge to do ore research online about coding. Every night after work, I would sit for several hours and study online. I joined several online communities where developers met and got a lot of inspiration from them.
After about 4 months of doing this I realized that I needed to improve my coding skills by attending a computer college. Today, I’m a proud programmer who has his own computer programming enterprise. Yeah, I quit selling groceries.