How to Get to Heaven from Ireland – Spirit Lights The Way

A true Story from an Irish Sunday School Teacher: I was testing children in my Dublin Sunday school class to see if they understood the concept of getting to heaven. I asked them, “If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me […]

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Well, managed not to do anything through the Holidaze.  The weather seems harsh this year. I don’t know why? I’m in Portland Oregon now, Scappoose 27 miles north of it anyway.  It’s not going down to 2 degrees, just 20. But since I’ve moved here, my last home city Denver is getting more sunny warm winter days than usual. And poor Portlanders are getting the snow storms of their lives.  Kids have had 7 snow days. Their DOT has no clue and leaves the snow in the streets. To melt naturally some day in the future.

So update is; I changed career coaches so I could get some help, finalizing my lottery request for funding into the “Bootcamp”, but and it’s a BIG butt,  come to find out, without having at least a couple of software languages under my belt, at least already knowing web design fully and Javascript, I wasn’t supposed to even be in the program through the Oregon WorkSource!  Now what?  Only decent thing is I got access to Treehouse to learn on my own. And if I can move out of this “Cabin in the woods”, to a normal home in the Washington County, I can get free library access to too. I’ve accessed a couple of other sites for free to use. But it gets too confusing to use more than one site to learn HTML5 and CSS. So after a bit of pouting, I’m just sticking to Treehouse.

Had interesting rather mean emails from my new career coach. Kind of just let her rant on.  She’s pushy, and a Cancer survivor like me. So she’s even worse. If she can do well and remember shit, she figures I should be as good as her or better.  I thought it was funny when she thought we were close in age. Ha ha.  Keeping track of my Software Development, lol SCUSE THE PUN!

Some good new; I decided to fight for unemployment. I can’t believe I won! Wow, finally I won something!  I now have rent and food and a couple of bills covered.  Which is what I was fighting for in order to attend the “Bootcamp” I’m not allowed to receive funding for anymore. Hah!  Funny, not really. Still a coding virgin.

Days Of The New

That’s a band I love.  But none the less, it fits.  I’m new to the Portland area.  Already made a great friend from a blind date.  Living in a remote area, very quiet, where I’m not allowed to have guests, ever.  Weird. Anyway, it’s quiet and great for studying.  Boring but best for slumber.  Except for the loud obnoxious sound of my ears ringing LOUD that is ever present.  Very rarely do I not hear it.

So a couple weeks ago, my friend Luis, convinced me to go to a meeting at a Portland Worksource Center.  I even came back the following week.  We signed up for a chance to win a lottery of funds donated through a government fund to basically see if people can be trained to change their life with better opportunities and great jobs as Software Developers, Network Admins and more.

I’m into my 8th week of living in Scappoose, OR.  I’ve worked some, started a courier job,  driven over 1000 miles at least between exploring and getting lost, even with my GPS.  Been to the ocean twice. Need to go again soon.  I’ve made a couple of acquaintances and am already working towards a BootCamp to learn 11 languages in a matter of 4-6 months while working part-time. Didn’t see that coming.

So much is happening pretty fast.  This is intended to show the trials and tribulations, fun and not so fun, parts of being new in this industry, but older in the world.  I am 53.  And for some odd reason have chosen this age to learn coding. Ya, crazy woman!