For context, I’m a twenty-three year old male in the United Kingdom, I work a dead-end job, and I’ve never known what to make a career out of. That is until I discovered software engineering. I left school at fifteen and have since spent the years unwisely, dipping in and out of different courses with no relation to one another. I’ve worked at a zoo. I’ve studied interior design. I’ve tried film studies. I’ve dipped my toe in some physics and mathematics. Nothing has ever gripped me like these courses on code academy have and I’m ridiculously excited by that.
This is where my problem begins.
I am determined to pursue this as a career, but I’m uncertain what the best way to go about it is. I’m uncertain whether or not I should apply to software engineering courses at university and pursue my learning that way. I’d be eager to go to university, but I’m uncertain if that’s foolish, as I also have the option of simply staying at home, working part time, and learning on my days off.
Can anybody share their two cents? I’d appreciate any piece of advice I can get.