I'll not be fancy.
In the beginning, I thought I could be a design savant. Making beautiful websites and graphics. I did that for a while. I was not bad at it. But it was always a chore. I made some creative designs. I've also made some stinkers. I slowly realized that I enjoyed the technical problems solving much more than the aesthetic problem solving. With design, the outcomes are subjective. You are at the whim of the opinions of those you serve.
The development side is objective. It either works or it doesn't. Paired with my visual communication skills, I became a unique developer resource. I was able to rapidly prototype websites and applications. They looked good, and they worked. Not only did they work, the code styling was not lacking. I could hand these projects off to any developer. I don't get hung up on a single project and try to hang on to it as if my career depends on it. I thrive on developing an elegant solution to a complex set of requirements.
My hobbies these days are pushing my knowledge in several areas. Data science and visualization, web technologies, and ux/content/information architecture.
I am a problem solver. THAT's what I love to do. I love to solve problems.
So why am I here?
My goal is to learn and share my knowledge. I feel that my journey and experiences can help someone else make decisions in their careers or lives. I hear a lot about people trying to start out. They just don't know where to go or how to go about it. How am I going to accomplish this on Steemit? I don't know. But that's what I'm going to find out.
I am you.
I know where you're going.
I've been there before.
I know the way.
I know the roadblocks you're about to hit.
I know some of the shortcuts.
I know the conversations you're going to have with yourself.
I know the conversations you're having with yourself right now.
I believe in you.
I believe in you probably more than you believe in yourself.
I can get you there.