“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

This is a personal story about learning and starting  👱🏻

Most of my life I’ve been doing something related to programming. Whether it’s computer science competitions in my school years or software development in my adult life, I’ve been always surrounded by an engineering environment.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

I remember a guy in university once said “I don’t like programming, but I’ve invested 4 years studying it, so that’s what I’ll do for the rest of my life.”

For me, the growing-up question has different answers throughout our lifetime.

Just before turning 30, I started discovering my artistic self. I wanted to create something. I wanted to write a children’s book. I wrote 4 small stories. But something was missing – I wanted amazing illustrations in the book.

So, I decided I should do the illustrations myself.

I tried learning traditional drawing, but I sucked.

Then, I tried digital painting. I sucked again, but this time I loved the process.

5 years later, I can’t imagine not drawing.

I am happy I started a business with like-minded people, where I can do it daily. We do soft skills training, so no drawing is required. But we do it anyway. It’s just part of our DNA.

No matter the age, if you find your passion, it’s never too late to start.

– Hari from the Gang 

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