self.status = ‘reinvented’

14 Months ago, on November 27, 2016, I published my aspirational statement to enter a software engineering training program.  In that blog post, I used some social work theory to explain the mix of emotions involved with all my fears and sense of loss from beginning to make a complete career reinvention.  Today, I’m more than thrilled to continue in this journey now employed as a full stack software engineer in silicon valley!  The past year and a half of my life has been extraordinarily challenging, requiring some major sacrifices, including almost completely disconnecting from my entire life in the midwest. I thought I would publish this post for anyone interested in learning how this transformation has been for me, and for anyone thinking of making a similar career reinvention. Note: Many thanks to my family, who helped make this possible.  And for those reading this in the tech industry, if we […]

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