I’ve been a bit apprehensive when it comes to writing this announcement. There are some great things on the horizon for me, but I still feel as though it may be a dream. I have been accepted into the Ada Developers Academy. There, I said it. Does that make it any more real to me?
In February, I submitted my application for cohort 8 of the program. It’s a selective program, but I was optimistic. The essays that I had written were read and reread until I was satisfied that they were perfect. Then I got invited for the code challenge of phase II and interview in phase III. My confidence was slowly growing. I found that my biggest obstacle in most things was my overwhelming doubt. By completing the challenges, teaching myself to learn, and utilizing my resources, I could accomplish almost anything. I told a few close friends at work that being accepted into the Ada Developers Academy was a possibility and kept my plans to myself for the most part.
Finally, I got the notification that I had been accepted. I bought the mandatory Apple Macbook and am learning to use it day by day. I’ve got to move to the other coast of the country in a month and I couldn’t be happier.