I am 21 years old, I have arrived back in South Africa for the second time. Greece was amazing, but I have this feeling of emptiness inside. I can feel I am going to miss a lot of people and places.. again.
A couple weeks later I land a job in a hotel as a night auditor, its not as fancy as it sounds, the hardest part of the job is staying awake. After my first couple of shifts it dawns on me, I am going nowhere slowly.
I have abandoned my studies in Greece, am living in someone else’s house, have no friends, have no clue as to what the future holds for me and I don’t have a cent to my name.
Life seems grim, however I think this is a critical moment. A moment I can use to free myself and take the opportunity to start from scratch. Free myself from what you ask.. well .. from myself of course.
I am searching online for days, reading up on different courses, degrees, careers you name it.. and then it hits me.. Programming!!!
Now this sounds cool. Oh and FYI, I have no idea what i’m in for.
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