Discussion on: What pulled you away from coding for a while?

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Scott Simontis

From burnout + losing my best friend to an intentional overdose, I dropped out of school to become an EMT so that I could maybe stop someone else from meeting the same fate. I wasn't really cut out for the work...today I'd like to think I am emotionally mature enough to handle the pressures of the job, but at the time I repressed all of it and started getting PTSD symptoms. Coding turned out to be the cure for that, so I was able to transition into the industry pretty quickly.