I’m new to web design and as such am having a lot of fun learning new skills.
I never really thought of myself as a creative person, but there is a real feeling of pride when something you created is out there in the world for people to enjoy. To make something out of just an idea or a brief leaves you with a real feeling of accomplishment.
The thought of going into IT or any technological field never crossed my mind, probably because my mom is a huge technophobe and is terrified of technology. It took my sister and I a week to teach her how to set the time on a VCR could you imagine saying to her “Hey mom, I want to work on computers and the internet for my career” I may as well have told her I wanted to be an acrobat, it would have received the same response.
But as I move into this new phase of my life and career, I have found that I enjoy being creative and that you can teach an old dog new tricks. I mean if I could teach mom to use a Samsung Galaxy phone, I could learn to design websites and maybe even one day develop a site using coding. I have a great team behind me doing all the hard work of the actual website design, maintenance etc, but one day soon I will be able to join the guys and build a site as well as they do.
So what am I trying to say here? Basically to quote Terry Pratchett “If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become part of someone else’s story”
So I’m writing my story, I am staring my web design company and with the help of my loving wife and a few courses I will be able to add new chapters to my story and hopefully you will all be along for the ride.