"I have always had a love for the web and the different technologies involved, so I knew I had to pursue it.
I was 27, working in law enforcement in Alabama on the shift and I just knew something had to change.I didn't hate my job by any means, but it wasn't really what I wanted to do. So my wife and I were sitting at the dinner table one night, crunched the numbers
considering our income would be cut in half, and decided that I would quit work and go back to school.
I already knew that I wanted to major in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama because it is a very highly ranked and well respected program.
So in the summer of 2009, I quit the police dept to focus on school full time.
For three years I went to school full time fall, spring, and ever summer.
Worked a small student job with lots of freedom so I was allowed to focus on honing in on my HTML, CSS, and JS through freelance and student work projects.
I took an internship the summer of 2011 with a very large fortune 50 company in Atlanta with their Front End Web Dev team.
In August of 2011, they made me an offer of employment to return in June 2012 upon graduation.
So in January of 2012, I sold my house and we moved in with my mother in law.
In May of 2012, I finally achieved my lifelong dream of graduating college with a B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration with
a concentration in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama.
Being the first person in my family to graduate college was nothing short of amazing, it felt great walking across that stage.
So literally the next day after commencement, I moved everything I had including a 7 month pregnant wife to Marietta, GA where we currently reside.
I am now in my dream job, have a beautiful 6 month old son, and love going to work everyday.
I couldn't be happier. And that is how I got in to professional web development :)
TL;DR: Quite law enforcement, Went back to school, Took an job in Atlanta"