Topic: So I'm tryna actually get paid with this
I think I could program or develop software for a living. Fuck it. Why not? It's a big ass salary and I was pretty good in my Java class in high school. Got a 90 in an AP class, and that's with a GARBAGE teacher. It's kinda boring just sitting at a desk but that just means I'll leave work with energy instead of feeling tired and sore. Working in cybersecurity specifically sounds mad interesting. I wanna hack shit.
I'm not mechanically inclined in the slightest. I don't use a lot of tools. I think the weak part of my brain skills is objects interacting with each other, so I wouldn't be the most talented engineer or tradesman. But software's just a flow of logic. It gets complicated and shit but that's what the money's for.
I just graduated high school and took time off to work my shitty grocery store job. I got 5k in the bank for a car, and I'm taking my road test on the 13th. This was my first week of school since high school at a community college and it seems pretty easy so far. I got both my first year semesters covered by the Pell Grant cause the fam's broke as hell so I'm an ignorant hooligan money-wise. Literally no obligations besides keeping what I've already saved. No rent or anything. Just my cheap ass phone, train/bus tickets, and food when I go out.
What I think you guys could help me with is what to do in the meantime, assuming my grades are good first. Could I get experience in IT before I get my Bachelor's? Anything higher than minimum wage would be an improvement on my current situation. Get certifications and shit? Help desk? Set up a server and document what I do with it? Hack the Pentagon and bomb Hawaii? I don't know but I wanna stack the cash ASAP cause why the fuck not?