I knew there had to be another word to describe me besides lunatic, hehe, and that is nonconformist. A family member of mine expressed concern over some recent posts I have made to Facebook and to this blog, his thought being if potential employers read same, it could and probably would affect my eligibility for hire. I completely understand where he is coming from and even agree with him. I was quite touched that he cared enough to express his concern, but I’m not terribly worried about it. Here is why …
I believe I am being led by a higher power. Everything I do and say, while some of it of questionable judgment, is what I am meant to do and say. Everything happens for a reason. For years I have worked for several employers, some fair and decent, and some not so much. I have known for some time that I would not survive in that world forever, that I cannot work under somebody else’s reign, and that I will one day establish my own business and will do quite well with it. I am forging that path through this blog and my upcoming self-discovery trip around the country.
What will my business be? I don’t know yet. I have several ideas … but most importantly I have faith. I believe I am going to succeed. I feel successful in life already because I stand up for myself no matter what. I don’t back down. I’m not always tactful. I do, however, admit my faults, and that is something not a lot of folks can say. I am following my dream instead of sitting idly by watching life pass before my eyes. I’ve done that for 40+ years; it’s time to make something happen.
I know it is not going to be easy, and I know I am risking my life savings. However, I absolutely, with 100% surety, know that it will be worth it. It is going to be amazing. While I have a good education, I have always maintained that experience is far more valuable than education. I have learned much more through my experiences, negative and positive, than I ever could have by sitting in a class listening to some lecture and then being tested on the material presented. Life … that is where we are truly tested. Bring it on!