One year has passed since I started my first job as a software engineer. The one-year milestone is significant because I've dreamed of building software as a career since I was a teenager. As a teenager, I developed a fascination with how computers worked. I began learning to code after my uncle passed me a copy of The C Programming Language book by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie. At that young age, I set my mind on pursuing Computing in university. But things did not pan out as my younger self had expected.