I read Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg a few months ago, and it really inspired me to start challenging myself and take more risks with my career.
To that end, I am thrilled to announce that I have been accepted into the November cohort of App Academy. App Academy (profiled in this Wired article) is a techie boot camp of sorts, where after 12 weeks of working my buns off, I will be hireable as a web developer at companies such as Facebook and the like. There are lots of similar academies popping up nowadays, but the cool thing about App Academy specifically is that you do not have to pay tuition up-front: rather, you agree to pay them 18% of your first year's salary once you start your new job.
It has been quite the journey already just to get to this point, so much that I'm only just getting used to the fact that I'm actually going. It has meant lots of changes for me and the rest of the family, and even more drastic ones in the coming months.