“I started working at 14 and I would tell myself by the time I’m 30 I wouldn’t be working for or under anyone else in this world.”-Boutzie’
There comes a time in life where you have to make a decision between being fulfilled or being restricted. It’s one of those circumstances that one has to address. You cannot overlook it or hide from it. You have to step back and make the adjustments that will propel you closer to your dreams. In doing so, I myself made a decision that was years in the making.
If you know me outside of the online world, then you will know that I have a strong work ethic. I picked up that work ethic from my parents, who taught me from a young age to go get it. My father taught me to never sit around and wait for something to happen. He showed me that if you want it, then go get it. My mother, on the other hand, showed me the opposite. She taught me that whatever my passion is that’s where my heart lies. And from the time of my birth, she has always known that I was destined for greatness.
I have always known who I was. As a child, I would sit and make things. Even when I did not know how to, I would always try. All these creative thoughts would run through my mind. I would always watch movies, listen to music and read books. After doing so, I would then say to myself, “ I could do what they do, but better.” I could write this novel better and more intriguing. I could film and direct this movie way better than they did. I could sing with so much force and power then they could. But I knew in the back of my mind that it would be for self-glorification and not for a Godly purpose.
I have spent eleven years getting that out of my system. Learning to enjoy being creative for pleasure and not for personal gain. Not using my struggle as a cash crop, but a source of inspiration. And since acquiring that knowledge, I have been set free to do me in Christ.
So yeah I quit my job(s). I decided that God’s plans, my dreams, and vision for my life were more important than a dollar. I made the decision to be happy completely. No more bondage to a life that was not fulfilling. I want to wake up every day and love what I do. I want to wake up and be glad I am going to work. That my work environment is conducive to my overall well-being. And that I am doing something that will change the world for the better.
Therefore, I quit being a slave to money. A slave to bills. A slave to student loans. A slave to the mundane life. I have taken the first step into my new life, new meaning and new existence. I am clear on my purpose and God’s plans for my life. And I have faith that I will be sitting pretty by the time I’m 30.
Be happy. Be fulfilled. And do what you have always been capable of. God and the world are waiting for us.