It's been almost 7 years since I started with coding. To be honest, I didn't know what it meant to be a programmer. I was just good with computers, user level mostly for videogames, and good with math. So, I got encouraged to try computer science in college. I did not have anything decided, so I thought it could be great to be able to program, and learn how everything worked from inside. Fast forward a few years from starting college, I realized that programming was nothing like I thought it was. I didn't even like it. College has this weird way to teach stuff (however, I do consider my university to do a great job preparing people for their professional career). So I spent a year and a half tired and HATING the path I had chosen. It all changed when I got my first internship. I realized there that programming had a real use, people needed it, and an actual company workflow was not like I had expected it. I kind of regained my love for programming. Well, it was actually that I started to like it. Nothing else. Fast forward another few years, I got my degree, landed a great job in which I'm still learning every day, and I am somewhat happy with the career path I have chosen. Still a lot to decide and determine. But we'll get there, no problem. I trust this is a slow process, and I got a ton to learn and to decide in this journey that I find myself in. I have to admit though, that starting this Instagram and reading all about your stories has made me think. I have a more clear vision now of where I want to be in my professional career, and I like sharing stories and listening to yours. Now, I wholeheartedly want to listen to your own stories. Feel free to comment down below even thought the characters are limited. Share this post so that it can reach a lot of people. Let's share how did we start this coding life. Feel free to tag here the people you want to listen to their stories. I am sure that we can learn A LOT, just from reading and writing our feelings. That's the magic of having an Instagram coding community, isn't it ?