Gratitude to Codecademy team and motivation for those who're at the start

I came back to this place after more than 3 years since I started studying here. Now I’ve worked on 6 products in great teams and I believe, more is yet to come.

To Codecademy team I wanted to say thank you for building such a beautiful place to study, for convenient educational environment, easily digestable courses and affordable price tag for unlocking the whole content which is crucial, especially for some countries.

I love to see this place grow. Maybe one day I could become a part of it and make a real change in the world. After 2 more years of experience I’ll apply for the position.:slight_smile:

When I started I couldn’t find a place where I can learn software development in my native language, then I found this place. I just don’t know. This was a life changer for me. Gratitude overwhelms me and I decided to write this. Now my life is way better than it was. I can see farther in my life and plan things that I couldn’t plan. I work with people I like and to things I like for money.

To everyone who are starting to learn or struggling in the middle of some hard task. Guys listen - it totally worth it. There is no such thing like being born to become a software engineer. Everybody can change their way of living - at a different cost though, some people have many kids, or exhausting jobs, or poor living conditions - but if you are questioning the way you live and you came here - then go for this change until you get it. It’ll be a new chapter of your life - and you’re its author.

Rays of love and strength to everyone!

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Hi @opensky1988! Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing a bit of your story with us… so glad to have you as part of this community! :sun_with_face: I’ll be sure to pass this along to my entire team, too. Happy coding!

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It recalls me a phrase that neuroscientist Andrés Rieznik said: “An extraordinary knowledge requires an extraordinary effort”.
Congrats!

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Thank you!

I’d like to add that repetition and realistic time management are extremely reliable tools. Effort, if I understand it correctly, requires motivation - which isn’t as stable at a long distance for most people.

Picking a proper portion of time and information which allows you to study everyday, even if you’re not as motivated and a bit tired, will go a long way. It allows to develop a habit, won’t exhaust (therefore demotivate) you, and is easier to maintain.

Also, wanting to live a better life works well :grinning:

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