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I've always enjoyed programming. I started playing around with computers and later basic programming when I was around eleven or twelve and it kind of grew from there. When I got into highschool, I started to make friends with other people who were interested in it, and by my junior year of highschool, I along with a few friends started freelancing doing websites and webapps for local business and organizations. I had no college interests. I didn't want to spend four years being taught things I already knew / thought I could learn a lot faster. At the time, I also wanted to stay freelance forever. About a year after graduating, I realized the latter wasn't very practical. I got moved to South Carolina and knew no one (also a state with limited tech opportunities) I started to apply to entry-level / junior positions all over the country with no avail. I mistakenly though that my two years of freelance work would mean something. I ended up landing my current part-time remote contract after 3 months of job searching and 100's of applications. I thought going back to school would help my future prospects, and started at a local community college, but ended up hating it, and I don't think I want to continue next semester. It's looking like now, I might get an offer working for a state government agency, but I'm starting to doubt my career choice.
I find it hard to learn anything anymore. I may start, but can't keep concentration and end up screwing off reading Reddit or something else. It's also hard to start a project without a real problem behind it. I also don't feel like it will be a very good career. The huge push for STEM education seems to do nothing but saturate the entry level and keep those senior level positions open. I'm sure that companies will catch on and when they find out that anyone can d this job with minimal training, wages will shoot down. I find myself questioning the last seven or so years of my life and wondering if I should look into switching careers. I'm only 19, so I fell it's still possible, but have no idea what else I would enjoy. Has anyone else experienced this sort of feeling, what did you do about it?
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