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NIKICIA STACHES
Designer/Developer
Cat Lover/ Fashionista

I may have been born in Chicago but due to my mother's disdain for the cold I spent most of my life in the Sunshine state. During my four years at Celebration High School (aka the Disney High School) I got to attend a class that would ultimately send me on this crazy winding road to where I am today. High school, like for most teenagers, was not my favorite place to be (I have been known to call it a prison) but the one place I found solace was my web design class and art class. Which conveniently for me were right across the hall from each other. Every day I impatiently waited for the bell to ring and I sprinted to those doors everyday. This is where my design journey began. 

By the time I graduated high school I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. With my enthusiasm for design you would think I would've went to college for it but you would be wrong. I was taught that you should learn to do something with your hands and that you would never be out of a job if did. So at the time I applied to become a pastry chef thinking it would be best for me because it fit what I was taught. I liked to bake and I thought it would be a good fit. When I got that packet for Johnson and Wales University accepting me and offering me a scholarship, it didn't feel right. I wasn't excited. No jumps for joy or crying. In that moment I knew that I didn't want to be a pastry chef and I couldn't go to college. 

After that I decided to move back to Chicago on my own. I was completely lost and it was as if I was standing in a forked rode. So many decisions, paths of life to choose. I realized the reason I was so lost was because I didn't know who I was and I needed to figure that out before I chose any paths. Through a couple of years of peaks and valleys I was able to solidify who I am as a woman and it was time for me to choose my path in life. Looking for your purpose is just as hard as finding your identity. So sat down and figured out what was I good at and what attracted me. And that's when design came back into the picture. 

While searching the many careers and schooling design would take I came across a number of boot camps for coding and building websites. I decided to visit some and during an open house at the Coding Dojo I realized my love for tech. Over the course of 4 months I did more and more research and I even bought a couple Udemy courses to test if this is something I really wanted to do and I fell deeper in love. 

The Coding Dojo allowed me to see all that I could not only as a designer but as a developer. Now knowing my identity I am now able to focus on my path in life and I am excited to see where this path leads me. 

I may have been born in Chicago but due to my mother's disdain for the cold I spent most of my life in the Sunshine state. During my four years at Celebration High School (aka the Disney High School) I got to attend a class that would ultimately send me on this crazy winding road to where I am today. High school, like for most teenagers, was not my favorite place to be (I have been known to call it a prison) but the one place I found solace was my web design class and art class. Which conveniently for me were right across the hall from each other. Every day I impatiently waited for the bell to ring and I sprinted to those doors everyday. This is where my design journey began. 

By the time I graduated high school I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. With my enthusiasm for design you would think I would've went to college for it but you would be wrong. I was taught that you should learn to do something with your hands and that you would never be out of a job if did. So at the time I applied to become a pastry chef thinking it would be best for me because it fit what I was taught. I liked to bake and I thought it would be a good fit. When I got that packet for Johnson and Wales University accepting me and offering me a scholarship, it didn't feel right. I wasn't excited. No jumps for joy or crying. In that moment I knew that I didn't want to be a pastry chef and I couldn't go to college. 

After that I decided to move back to Chicago on my own. I was completely lost and it was as if I was standing in a forked rode. So many decisions, paths of life to choose. I realized the reason I was so lost was because I didn't know who I was and I needed to figure that out before I chose any paths. Through a couple of years of peaks and valleys I was able to solidify who I am as a woman and it was time for me to choose my path in life. Looking for your purpose is just as hard as finding your identity. So sat down and figured out what was I good at and what attracted me. And that's when design came back into the picture. 

While searching the many careers and schooling design would take I came across a number of boot camps for coding and building websites. I decided to visit some and during an open house at the Coding Dojo I realized my love for tech. Over the course of 4 months I did more and more research and I even bought a couple Udemy courses to test if this is something I really wanted to do and I fell deeper in love. 

The Coding Dojo allowed me to see all that I could not only as a designer but as a developer. Now knowing my identity I am now able to focus on my path in life and I am excited to see where this path leads me. 

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