I was a lot like the kids my age: aimless and uninspired. I never had any passion that I had nurtured since I was a kid that I could fall back on when asked what I wanted to do with my life.
Also, like every other kid my age, I was glued to my phone all the time. I had first-hand experience of every app out there, and I could tell you the smallest faults in the most basic functions of mobile applications. But I never expected it to be any more than that, really. I didn’t think of myself as the kind of guy who would even consider coding. Honestly, I found it boring and annoying. As it turns out, life is a lot more surprising than any of your expectations. I actually warmed up to it, and how!
I’m currently working in software testing, which is still a beginner’s field. But my journey up till here was anything but normal. Since I could spot the minor problems in an app’s user experience, I figured maybe I could actually get into this stream and when I did, I realized I had so much more to learn!
Manual testing involves having to maintain a general quality of an application before it is released for public use. I’m still a beginner, but I’m learning the ropes because I really feel like this is it for me. This is where I belong, where my passion was waiting for me.
I want to get better (maybe even be the best!), and what really keeps me going is how there’s just so much more to learn and explore! It excites me that my journey has just begun, and that I’ll be picking up knowledge and experience on my way to achieving perfection.
I know that a lot of people my age are confused and feel like they have no ambition. I guess if you feel lost and you don’t know what you could possibly do with your life, the only way out is to pick even the smallest interests you have and explore it to its full potential.
I can’t say that I’ve achieved everything at such a young age and make a big story out of it: I’m still a ‘work in progress’, but I’m getting there!