Apparently, imposter syndrome for programmers is a very real thing. I’ve heard about this phenomenon but didn’t realize how much it can affect your confidence moving forward. Sometimes I get hung up on how much I don’t know, that I forget to take a step back and soak in the awesomeness I’ve already achieved. I’ve learned to reflect more often than not on how the fact that I know more than I did last week and twice of much as I learned the week before. Reflection on where you began is key to the success of your future. Also, you woke up today, so that’s cool all on its own.

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I’ll start by saying I’m a simple person with simple goals, minimal need for material items that enjoy finding the most efficient way to do EVERYTHING! I find comfort in fine-tuning routine tasks, like mowing obsessively straight lines in on my lawn. I’d say it’s one of my proudest skills. I find it very calming.

This month, I was accepted into Nashville Software School, pursuing an industry I never thought I’d find myself capable of. I’m more of a dirt-under-the-nails kind of gal, rather than under a keyboard. I’m a see-do learner, and loads of documentation can be very overwhelming. Alas, I’m going in with optimism and, quite frankly, a little sweaty.

Medium will serve as a quick snippet of my journey of a small-town girl jumping finger first into the tech industry.

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Dani Crosby

Dani Crosby

UI & UX Designer | Front-End Developer | Minimalist