A decision that I can never regret though I misused 2 college years.
I’m Juliet Flynn and this is my story on how I ended up being a computer programmer, a career that I’ll always cherish. Currently I’m in my sixth year in college. Yeah! You heard right. I’m in my sixth year and when we resume from the holidays, I’ll be looking forward to my graduation with a degree in computer science.
When I went college, six years ago, I undertook to study law. I wanted to be a lawyer. Always felt that criminal law was my thing. Sounds weird for a lady, right? Anyway, that was my dream; my ambitions. When I got to college, within the first semester I met Paul. Paul was in his second year of study in the same college pursuing a degree in computer science.
I have to admit that he was so good at manipulating computers. His skills never thrilled me to consider computer science as a course of study, though I loved how he worked with computers. He graduated two years ago and currently he is working in China, though we still meet and video chat a lot.
We fell in love and we were so great together that most of the time I felt that my friends were jealous of him. We used to hang out together a lot. We did a lot together; went to parties, did laundry together, you name it. My parents knew him, and his parents really liked me a lot.
The Life Changing Expo
While in my second year, he invited me to attend an IT expo which was being held in a local university nearby. He had a project that he was to present. There was no way that I could reject such an invitation. I couldn’t afford to let him down.
During the expo day, as usual I was elegantly dressed for the event. I must admit that this was the best academic event that I’ve ever attended. What really amazed me was the different technologies and superb projects exhibited by different students and the IT community.
I loved every bit of the event. Among the categories which really thrilled me was the mobile apps category where we had a guy who had made a mobile application for the Apple iPad on iOS5 that had the capability of delivering cognitive and neurological metrics for criminals on death row. This was my field and I was really thrilled by the app. I just marveled at his presentation and by the time he was through, the thoughts of becoming a programmer were slowly drilling into me.
I mean, technology is what drives us and if I can also come up with something as equally unique as he did, then I’ll feel that I’ve achieved something in my life. This is what I want in life. I’ve always wanted something fulfilling. I thought by taking law I could be helping the community which sounds good.
By evening, while I congratulated my man whose project was third in his category of Gaming and Software Applications, I was thinking of rescinding my earlier course and taking on computer science. There was a fire ignited inside me and I felt this was the right thing for me.
Anyhow, when I approached the admin with my concern of changing the faculty of law to computer science, they were ready but unfortunately, I had to wait for the year to end and join my new dream course the previous year.
That’s why I’ve taken six years in college. I’m working on a mobile app that I will be launching soon and I believe that it will be revolutionary too and a proof that I never made a bad decision.