I am really proud of myself.
A few months ago I went to a web development conference where I met some really cool dudes from a rather big Edinburgh software company. I decided they were so cool and came back joking with everyone at work saying “I’ll work for you guys, then them, then Google, then NASA”. Completely by luck they had a position which I was suited for and I got myself two interviews. This week they came back to me so say they were looking for someone with more experience but they really liked my “ideas, work and energy” and want to give me an initial three-month internship and see where we go from there.
I feel so lucky. It was the only job I applied for and it’s with SUCH a cool company. Now I just have to prove myself!
I can’t believe something that started with an obsession of The Sims has turned into an actual career. I was a 13 year old, depressed loner and now here I am, almost 22, working with an amazing company, about to work with another, doing something I absolutely love. I’m no longer the depressed introvert I was. I remember being about 14 and I was convinced I’d never be in my 20’s. Convinced that I couldn’t handle life for that long, that I’d be gone by then. I couldn’t comprehend the future.
I’m so happy now. I’ve never felt this happy. I’m not dwelling on being single, I’m not fussed that I only have a handful of friends and I’m no longer convinced that I’m just a nuisance to everyone.
It really does get better.