First, I tried psychology. Then, I tried nursing. Finally, I found true enjoyment in Computer Science. It took me a while to find my niche, and while I didn’t notice it then, I can see so clearly now that all that exploration was a necessary means to finding happiness. A few days ago, I officially became a full-time Software Engineer and I am simply over the moon. Don’t be afraid of following your dreams if your age and the time commitment is what scares you; the time will pass anyway.