Personal Journey Timeframes
Hi everyone! Long-time lurker, first-time poster here. I'm loving this site and how much I'm learning, so thank you all for imparting your glorious wisdom so readily!
I have a question, for anyone willing to satisfy my curiosity: how long did it take you to go from "I think I want to become an instructional designer/eLearning developer" to "I'm a full-time instructional designer/eLearning developer"?
This is, without a doubt, my calling. I'm not sure if I'm more passionate about learning or writing/creating, so a career where I can do both is what I was born to do! I'm smart and very creative, bursting with enthusiasm and drive, and utterly excited to get into this career. I'm devouring all the information I can, and looking for opportunities (whether low-paying or volunteer) to get some experience and build a portfolio. I'm trying to create a timeline of goals for myself, so I was curious about the experience of others.
Thank you in advance! :)