I've been studying SDL as a personal project for the past eleven months now. I graduated from college on June 15, 2014 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Computer Science. My passion for creating games started at the age of 14. My first programming language was Python and my programming experience would be about three years right now(experience gained in C++, C, XML, and Java from college).
Stay awhile and listen:
Today, I made a lot of progress on making a tile engine in SDL. My second attempt in making a game is very challenging and I am having doubts.
Yet, this foolish dream will not die. I want to make games till the day I die and I'll do anything to make it happen. I believe in my strengths and my advice to people is do whatever it takes to make your dreams come true. Believe.