Let’s put it this way. The idea of being employed is a problem if you want to be creative. Sometimes I sit for a whole day just thinking about my code, then I spend a week writing it. It’s tough to explain that day where you just sat there and thought to employers, but any good programmer knows that’s the most important part of the process.
The first time I saw a computer was in primary school. It was an old Pecom 64 machine, manufactured in Yugoslavia. The first program I wrote, like everyone else back then, was in Basic. It was a few lines of code printing your name on screen: Emir. That was it. It was simple, but I was hooked. The path was chosen.
Back then, I didn’t have any jobs or tasks I was doing computer work for. I was doing it just because I loved it. And I try to keep that mentality, as many programmers do. You won’t find many programmers that go fishing on the weekends. When they’re not working for clients, they’re working on their own projects. It’s just how we work. We’re driven by passion.