I was quite successful during my grade school years, never been bullied and I had a lot of friends. Everything changed during the 7th grade where I was diagnosed with ASD and I underwent a successful heart surgery. I lost a lot of “friends”, but I wasn’t bothered since the majority of them showed their true colors. Later of the same school year I experienced severe back pain and I underwent another surgery shortly after the cause of the pain was discovered by the doctors. Due to the operations I had to redo the 8th grade (I still have no clue how I’ve managed to finish 7th grade) which I successfully finished despite some hiccups in biology and chemistry. This pretty much ends my childhood, since by the time I entered high school I was turning 18, meaning that I was officially an adult.
Due to the operation on my back, I had to quit all sports and other activities and that was when I was first introduced to web development. This was also the time I started high school where I meet the majority of the people I currently interact with outside the online realm. For the 5 years that I attended high school, I was also actively freelancing as a web designer, attempting to make my passion into a proper job. I’ve successfully finished the 3-year program at the high school that I was attending and for the remaining couple of years I was struggling to finish the additional 2-year program, but was unable to. After two failed attempts I’ve decided to quit school for good without any ounce of regret.
When I quit school, I immediately started to job hunt (while being on social service support). I was unwilling to work at the family accounting business due to my dream of being a web designer as well as due to the dullness of the work. After a good 3 years of being a pain for the government (social support) and inability to find a job, I decided to quit designing, swallow my pride and ask my parents to work at the family business. I quit designing due to several charge-back incidents with clients since they started to happen too often to be profitable.
I started working in February of 2015 and I’m now working towards my new goal; being fully independent and move out of the country as soon as humanly possible.