When I left high school I had 11 credits. 11 credits, when you need 24. I had felt defined by those credits. I was told I was a failure and that I’d never be successful. Teachers told me I was dumb because I couldn’t learn there way. But in actuality, I was creative, resourceful and I knew I was good with people. And at 16, I figured those skills could take me further than a failing outdated school system that told me I wasn’t good enough.
I saw a future for myself and that future wasn’t defined to anything I was seeing in front of me. The people that were telling me what to do, didn’t live a life I envied. I didn’t want anything that they had.
I grew up being told, “Don’t grow up too fast, being an adult sucks. You’ll have all this responsibility, stress and pressure. Be a kid for as long as you can.” Ever heard that one before? Well, that just wasn’t going to fly with me. I didn’t want to be a kid in order to be a child at heart. I never wanted to live where money pressure burdened me. I didn’t want to ever look back and say, “well what if I did that.”
I wanted to own my life, not life own me.
So I chose my own path. Paved that shit with my bare hands and now, I’m a proud high school drop out with a business that I am absolutely obsessed with. I didn’t have to do what “you’re supposed to” in order to create this life. I did me. And doing you, always works best.
Real talk: I'm a highschool dropout that never made it past junior year.
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