This is not where it all ends.
Within a couple of weeks I already had at least 10 projects started and complete. Mostly smaller work, but also including one simple presentation website that didn’t require a complex design.
Also worth noting:
After doing all the reading homework, in the first project I joined I got greeted by the older experts there, who instead of applying for the job simply said “hi” and “good luck with your first project“. Pretty good, eh? :]
Hence, the family reference.
This is what most of us still do. I was welcomed with a great attitude in all aspects, and will continue that legacy for sure.
Sometimes, there will be a little misunderstanding between contractors, of course. But it is settled in a healthy and constructive way.
This is what families do, right? There is a problem – you talk about it and resolve it. Getting into an argument is not always bad. It can also be mission critical, and should happen too when the time is right for that.