Because, unlike in high school, I understood the concepts. 😮
Unfortunately, no one wanted to hire someone with zero experience and no portfolio. 💩
Emphasis on “professional” 😉 I wanted to get some experience, even if it was unpaid.
Remember, at this point, I had never done any paid work. So I had no “normal rate” 😁
My manager really took a chance on me. I will forever be grateful to her for that 🙇♂️
Experiences like that 👆 motivated me to get better at my craft.