After graduating from the University of Iowa in May, I quickly found a job back in Des Moines at Juicebox Interactive. The work was similar to what I did for Webspec Design back in high school, but I felt more responsibility with my role in a small company.
I loved the people I got to work with at Juicebox, but client work was exhausting. I got stuck in a rut through the Summer of 2016 and started getting anxious about my career. I didn’t want to make WordPress websites for beef companies forever (seriously). I wanted to find something that pushed me and deepened my experiences in software development.
I felt awful leaving Juicebox for John Deere after such a short tenure there. But I did promise to finish any incomplete projects and ended up freelancing outside of normal work hours for a few months before fully transitioning out of the company.