I'm new here! i'm Jay, im going to become a web developer no matter how long it takes! In january i had a block with a tiny bit of code at the end of my first website i was making with a bit of php i needed to add but i hadnt learnt that yet. That was my first experience with getting stuck and i wasnt expectiing it lol.
Ive took up coding about 12 months ago after i lost my job 5 years ago through an operation i had on my hand. I was expected back to work about 6 weeks later but my hand got infected and got made redundant because they wouldnt let me back because of health and safety lol there Health & Safety got me into this situation lol.
My mental health went down hill with depression of losing the only job i ever loved (Fencing) and thought id never get a job i love again but ive found it in learning to code. I have emotional unstable personality disorder and had a turn around when i found out about code from someone on twitter.
So i stopped going out drinking and haven't drunk any alcohol in almost a year since. and stopped cut out the weed too. I found out about code and knew i had to stop something that could stop me learning it, So i proved i gave up drink i knew i could learn to code.
i'm a whole new man since ive found about what code was. ive never been so focused about anything in my life. So i did some research and brought a mac book pro because i read it was a "web developers dream" so if i was going to do this i knew i had to find a way of getting it. now i study as much as i can fit in around my girl & 2 kids.
But basically i want to know if there is any other coders that deal with some form of mental health? i know the subject doesn't get brought up much but.
i really dont want to take pills my whole life just because they say theyll help. i know i dont want or need them but i am into a really good sleep pattern at the moment which really helps with my head only sleep that i struggle with that some of them help with.
Coding is my only way out of making us have a life that we deserve. So thats why i know i want to do this.
maybe ive wrote to much but so much stuff comes out lol
Well hello everyone