Time for me to vent a little bit. I had a conversation with my dad not too long ago discussing where I’m going after I finish school, and I already knew the direction the conversation was going. I needed to do things the old fashioned way, consider going to school for another 2 years (which I’m not doing), and make myself stand out to potential employers. And of course whenever I bring up the subject of starting my own business, the subject gets changed or flat out dismissed. I knew he was living in the past when he asked how was I going to get a bank to loan me the money fresh out of college, and this is when I officially started backing out of the conversation. I believe I’m more than capable of raising money without having to turn to a bank. There was no mentioning of me being able to raise $3000 and get a paid internship just from an idea (the link to that story is below), and now that idea has since developed into a full-fledged plan of action that will be implemented within the next 2-3 months regardless of what others may have planned for me.
I keep trying to drive the point across that the world has changed dramatically. It’s easier to be creative and highly encouraged. I’m not the type of person to be tugged and pulled by others, I have too much to contribute to be told what I can and can’t do. I’m just going to let everything I do come as a surprise, he doesn’t even know I’m running this site. I’ve already planned out my future and preparing to adapt to changes. In my opinion, I’m not where I want to be, but I’m not doing bad at all. I’m part of a community of honest, positive people who I can talk to about anything, finishing school soon, teaching myself how to code, & I’ve even managed to encourage people in the process, so I must be doing something right.
Really needed to get this out. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts and any advice you may have to offer. Here’s the link to the story I mentioned earlier: http://wp.me/p4t7dn-2J
Thank You for Listening,