Freedom to do what I want
Here’s the deal: I’m currently working a shitty 8 hour job at minimum wage, and all the money that I earn is helping to pay the family mortgage, food, bills and everything that can be associated with living.
It’s not that I don’t mind paying that and helping out my family. It’s just that I dream of bigger things and bigger ideas. I mean, at the age of just 17 I built own free web hosting company. I would have continued the service today had I been able devote all my time, money and energy into that, but then life just happens. It rips away at the very foundations that you try to instil in yourself. On the flip side I suppose it also makes you want to work harder, and become what you’ve always wanted to be: an entrepreneur. A person who builds things I suppose.
I guess I’ll have to wait till I’m a little older to have that financial freedom. I guess what has made me write this is the fact that a person who is as involved in the same web hosting industry as I recently ranted on about how he built his success on a web forum I frequent.
It also seemed as if his family supported if not pushed him into a certain area, which allowed him to become successful. I sometimes wish that was me, but then who doesn’t? It’s just that I thought I had that potential, and I almost did the exact same thing as that successful guy – minus being able to have the full financial power to take anything further.
Either way, time is passing and it’s as if the longer I wait, the more the opportunity is slipping away. I suppose that opportunities will always arise and I do wonder where I’ll be in a couple years’ time.