How many times have you been told to “get a real job?” How many times have you felt nervous to share a change in opinion? How many times have you felt like you were doing something in order to keep someone else happy? If you’ve never experienced any of these scenarios, I am truly happy for you. But I have felt all of them.
For a long time, I had battled with what I wanted to do. I have always had many ideas of what I wanted from life. I wanted to go to the Air Force, I wanted to be a singer, I wanted to be a voice actress, I wanted to be a full-time entrepreneur, I wanted to be a flight attendant, and so much more. I have had so many different ideas and not many have stuck with me. I had always felt like these ideas wouldn’t bring me enough money or I would possibly be disappointing my parents and other members of my family. Getting a degree was supposed to be the golden ticket, all of the doors were supposed to open, and I magically was going to know what I wanted to do.
I have moved multiple times between cities in the state of Florida and with every move, I changed what I wanted to do. Members of my family would try to talk me into getting my foot into a good company in order to climb the corporate ladder. Each time I tried, I would get upset and walk out on the job. I would find something wrong with everything. The people, the environment, the company culture, or the customers. I never took ownership of what was truly wrong.
I was the issue and I never wanted to admit it. I got upset easily, I didn’t like to be told how to do my job, and I didn’t like dealing with corporate politics. I realized at a young age that I liked to dance to the beat of my own drum. Working for someone else when I didn’t want to made it hard for me to feel happy and feel empowered. I got to the point where I was only chasing a check. I went through the motions every day in order to make money but I didn’t feel fulfilled. In 2016 I got a taste of what I would be like to work for myself 100%. Since then I had been searching for ways to go back to being 100% self-employed and I think I finally figured it out.
Though today’s post won’t tell you everything that I do in order to make money, it will tell you that I believe in making sacrifices in order to do what I love. If you get nothing out of this post, allow me to leave you with one thing; DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND THE MONEY WILL FOLLOW.