There's 2 parts to my name, Kual which stands for Coal and dir which stands for deer.
As a kid you were always told bad kids get coal for Christmas, this word was chosen to set the Christmas
theme with Deer but also has its own meaning. I was always told I was the "example" student but as I got
older school got harder and stress grew higher, because of this I started making mistakes (all kids and
teens do) these weren't big but the response from people always impacted me greatly. Doing something minorly
bad and just having somebody bring it up could destroy my mood for the next hour / the rest of the day.
This is where the most important part of my name starts in my opinion, if you think of a Christmas deer who
do you think of? Rudolph, the reindeer who didn't fit in with the others. This is how I felt everywhere, I
wasn't interested in the same things as everybody around me and usually didn't like "childish" stuff. I was
never able to find my place nor was I able to find likeminded people. But just like Rudolph I finally found
my place where I feel like I belong.
Why Kualdir and not CoalDeer?
I wanted my username to be unique so I was able to use it anywhere (or at least something like it) I used to
use random name generators a lot a long while ago and still had a list of names, out of that list I took
random parts and put them together until I found something that sounded like CoalDeer and also looked good.
So yeah, this part isn't as interesting as the naming part but I wanted the name to be permanent and not
change anymore which is why it took me months to finally get this username. This username is like a second
name to me and has a lot of meaning for me.
I've done a few different things in school, from studying trade to computer science. I already knew I wanted to
do Computer Science from the start of highschool but because of the Belgian education system I had to wait until
my last 2 years to have that oppertunity. Because of that I tried out other things in the road to Computer
I did Industrial Science for 1 year to try it out. While the science and STEM part were really enjoyable
electricity and mechanics were not my favorite.
As I didn't want to continue Industrial Science I wanted to try out Trade, where I would also have a small
amount of Computer Science in it. While I enjoyed the Computer Science part the trade part, and change of
school did not help my grades. I failed this year because of a motivation loss, school change and new
classes I could not keep up with. Since this year I've never been able to regain the same motivation for
school as before.
After the horrible year of following Trade with all it's issues. I chose to go back to the school I used to
be at before to follow Graphics Design and after that year the plan was to follow Computer Science. This
year went by pretty easy in the studying and work part but did have it's difficulty with bullying and bad
Computer Science (Current year)
I finally started my Computer Science classes after 5 years of highschool which did not go that well. Now
that I am finally in what I wanted to do for so long, I am slowly starting to get motivation to do things in
Computer Science like creating this website. I know that I need to go to college to be able to get a good
job in Computer Science but I don't know how well that'd go with my current motivation in the school system.
I would rather start work right out of highschool but do realize that is not a preffered decision.
I am currently planning on studying in the United States after graduating highschool in Belgium. If I am
however unable to go to the states to study I will be going to a local university to do Computer Science
there. After school I hope to work as a Full Stack Developer or in the Cyber Security field, which one it
will be depends on where I study.