At the age of 9, I was introduced to an opportunity to become an entrepreneur. I watched my mom day in and day out, as she worked hard to provide for me and my younger sisters, as a seamstress. From embroidering custom text on towels to making bridal gowns, she inspired me to become an entrepreneur.
Since that time, I've had many hobbies, but none like web design and development. I was fascinated that a few lines of code could do something that seemed so complicated.
At the age 15, my main hobby had become computers and technology --- mostly the software side things. I had a teacher in 10th grade that allowed me to stay after school, so I could use the computers and books to teach myself to use various programs --- Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop. I asked questions, practiced and soon became pretty good.
From there I opened my first business at the age of 16. I named it "H.E.L.O. to the Web", it was a clever phrase that I felt would welcome small businesses with no internet presence to the web. The initials were actually the initials of my name and it seemed like a fit at the time. I later changed the name 2 more times, because I felt the name didn't fit the additional services that I would come to offer later.
In 2013, I decided to do away with all the naming and focus on my own brand --- my name. So, now I offer freelance services for independent projects by individuals, small businesses or large companies. This also allows me to focus on myself whether it be career building or reaching my ultimate goal of being a lucrative business owner/ entrepreneur.
My true goals for myself are to:
- continue learning (new coding languages, business, spoken languages, etc),
- become a Code Mentor,
- provide simple solutions for complicated problems through code,
- and help provide a cleaner web environment --- I literally want to put a team together to clean out old code for the modern web.