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Time for a new career: A reflection

Economic downturn; lay offs in the workplaces which is somehow quarterly occurrences are not the only reasons why somebody has to think on “Time for a new career” or change tactics and strategies.

Just in time, I stumbled upon this blog entry:

I have been wanting to be a web site designer for like 7 years now. I love putting a site together, the creative part – the layout and art and stuff. But to be any good and worth any money I need to learn the more technical end of it, like how to make e-commerce sites, forms, message boards and all that kind of stuff. I need to learn things like Mysql and perl and php and xml and dhtml and so many other things that I just have no clue about. So while I am looking around for a school that I can dream about going to (because I will probably never actually get to go and even if I did – I am notorious for not finishing anything) anyway…
A friend of Don’s introduced me to this software called joomla, it’s a cms – content management software. So it’s supposed to be fairly easy to use and learn and it’s been a real lifesaver for him and he makes beautiful sites using it. I got all excited thinking this could be the edge I need to really make web site design into an actual career where people pay me for the work I do. Then I got into trying to figure it out. I haven’t felt so not-smart and out of my element in as long as I can remember. It’s so far over my head it’s laughable. What in the world ever led me to think that because I can put a pretty site together that does some basic button functions, that I could really be a killer web designer?????
What a joke that is. Time to find a different field of work. B

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One Response

  1. johnny says:

    Thanks for good post

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