I am writing this in hopes that it will catch someone’s eye that has been caught in an instant eye opening decision— as I recently was. I am in my mid-20’s and have spent the last 7 years managing both full time school and full time work. Although I was leading quite a good life for myself, I was constantly wondering “what next” and never felt as though I found my true purpose in life. After 3 years of accumulating debt in college, I decided to take a break from school and focus on work to see my true potential in the workplace. Once fully engaged, I was working as an assistant for a well-off real estate firm in Southern California (San Diego, for those that are familiar). I spent 2 years at the firm and was apart of their growth their most successful years. Once COVID hit, every other administrative staff was allowed to work from home; however, I had to sign a waiver stating that I would go into the office everyday. I was fine with this, for so long. Once it became a 9 month ordeal with no end in sight, I started to raise questions as to why my safety and health was not as important as the other staff, which were not shown the waiver that I had been asked to sign. That being said, Christmas was coming up in a short few weeks and I mentioned that my grandmother was coming to our family dinner and was weary about me being around the agents at the office and the potential risk. When brought up to my employer, he was not sensitive to the matter and declared that I must still come into the office to work— all while the entire office staff (outside of the RE agents) were all able to fruitfully work from home (most of which, weren’t working much, with all the at-home distractions). That being said— I quit my job in a pandemic.
I know, poor me, right?! Noo.. it’s been the opposite! I have found what I needed— the time to think for myself. I finally have a sense of hope for my future and surprisingly have the time to think about the opportunities I can grow for myself by believing in myself.
In turn, I am now in the process of starting a LLC to help build websites that will help drive traffic to businesses nearby at low prices so that small and/or local businesses that don’t have the bandwidth to spend thousands on a website are able to leverage the growing online conditions right now and utilize the big world of the Web. I have my first client and just started working on their site, which is a fun new project that is taking up my time
Anywho, enough of my story.. I’m here because my rent is still due and I’m coming near the end of my piggy bank of savings. Though I could easily go dark on my landlord and get evicted in a few months or not pay my car payment and get repoed in the middle of the night, I’d prefer to avoid the latter. My future will be better than the present!
It’s a long shot but hey — anything helps.
I will pay it forward when my time comes.
Thank you for your time.