I used to wake up most days wishing that I hadn't. I lived everyday wishing it'd hurry up and end so I could be closer to the day I'd be dead. I hated my job and I felt like I was never going to be able to make it in life. My teachers used to tell me that I was going to end up being a homeless loser because I didn't make good grades and do well in school. I dated a girl off and on for 3 years that made me believe my dreams weren't worth chasing because I was a college drop out. I believed what the world told me. I believed good grades and going to college actually mattered and that was the only way to make your dreams your reality. I believed that I would be working at my local gas station for the rest of my life and because of that I hated myself and I hated being alive.
August 2015 I quite my job at the local gas station. I had absolutely no idea what I was going to be doing with my life. The only thing I knew was that I was tired of hating life.
You only regret the things you don't do.
I decided to go for graphic designing. I had already been doing designs for my self and messing around with it for the last 4 years so I learned all I could about designing and made all the designs that I could. Within two months I was starting to make money and build a clientele. By Spring of 2016 I turned my clothing brand into actual profit. I went from most months losing money to actually making a few hundred. Yeah I know a few hundred isn't a lot but it was a big accomplishment for me since just a couple months before that I was losing or barely breaking even. Now I'm getting new stuff in every month rather than just a couple small orders a year. By Summer 2016 I was learning photography and now 4 months later I'm taking photos for my brand rather than paying other people and other people are wanting me to take photos for them. I'm also now in a band called TYRANTS and we have been playing shows and writing music since early 2016. In 2 days we leave for a short weekend run and when we get back we start recording our ep. Oh yeah I've also stared this blog. Maybe it's not the best but at least I started and am working on being better. I've done more in the last year than I did in the 23 years before.
So if you are still reading this I'm not writing this to brag about all the things I've done or accomplished. I'm writing this to tell you guys look what I've done because you too can do all those things you've always wanted to do also! I've learned that you don't need a college degree or good grades to be qualified to chase your dreams and make them your reality. You just need to work hard and have dedication. You have to keep going even when things get tough and it seems like there is no light up ahead.
So to all of you that have a dream keep chasing it! Keep working hard! It's not going to be easy and it's not going to happen over night. It may take a year, three years or even ten years but if you work hard and don't quit it will happen and it will be worth it!
Work Hard & Live Your Dreams!