Salesforce Administrator & Architect
I've been in the Salesforce industry for 6 years, ever since I became an 'Accidental Admin' in 2015.
After a few years of working in Marketing and the odd student-job, I made the switch to Salesforce and never looked back.
One of the things that helped me most in understanding how Salesforce works was building various personal projects on it -- from tracking daily food recipes and ingredients as custom objects, to building budget reports and dashboards to keep track of my spending.
I found that concepts like Opportunities, Accounts or Custom Objects had a clearer meaning if they were backed by concrete examples and actual puzzles/problems that needed solving.
I've been a fan of learning-by-example ever since, and have designed this first Salesforce Administration course with the same principles in mind.