I am extremely excited to announce and celebrate today my 4th anniversary as a full-time WordPress Developer!
Looking back, it has been a very long but rewarding path. I started without any previous knowledge about the WordPress platform and worked hard to learn everything on my own. As a 100% self-taught developer, I nervously jumped onto my first project on January 21st, 2014. I still clearly recall this first WordPress project for a London-based college.
Then, Starting as an Upwork freelancer, I graduated to the next level as an Upwork Pro. Today, I am now part of the Upwork Premium Web Developer network. Also during this time, I have continued to learn, develop my knowledge, and hone my skills. Today, I cannot believe how much I have grown and the additional capabilities that I now have: creating custom themes, plugins, converting PSD to HTML, custom programming, and much more.
But even more exciting than the skills and abilities, I have developed a strong passion for my work. WordPress isn’t just something that I do for work. It is a platform that I absolutely love and has enabled me to transition from an office job to a full-time career that allows me to work from anywhere at any time.
Over the past 4 years, I have met many clients, friends, and professionals both locally as well as around the globe. More recently, I have become an active participant and contributor within the WordPress community. I am super happy to be part of it and am extremely grateful for all the opportunities that WordPress has granted to me.
As I celebrate this anniversary, I would like to say “thank you” to WordPress and to everyone who has helped me to achieve such success. I anticipate in the coming year a large and impactful change to WordPress through the release of Gutenberg. I am excited to be a part of the coming change and I look forward to continuing my journey for many more years!
I have created some vector art to display my gratitude and love for WordPress!
Yes, Made with Love + WordPress!
Also one of my client and friend, Katja Böhm, Photographer created a Chetu ( A Wapuu for me! ) 😀 I would like to say a huge thank you to her for this beautiful Wapuu.