“No, I don’t know where I’m going
But, I sure know where I’ve been
Hanging on the promises
In songs of yesterday
An’ I’ve made up my mind,
I ain’t wasting no more time
Here I go again” - Whitesnake
Here I go, again, is right. I seem to have these moments in my life where I look down and see my past, and ask myself, “Why am I here?” I have always stood up from those moments a better person and found new ways to move myself forward in life. Once again, I find myself here, alone, staring into the future while looking back at my past. It is with that knowledge that i know I am capable of anything I put my mind to.
I was a small town boy who took it upon himself to change his stars. I went from struggling to keep a job, no college education, and seemingly having no real positive outlook on life into a business owner, someone who has worked for a president of the United States, a vice president of the United States, Graduated college by my own hard work and will, without any real support from anyone, and got myself two degrees, wrote two books, and more in the works, and can smile at my successes. One good thing I can say about me for sure is that I do learn from my mistakes…albeit, sometimes it takes more than once, but I do learn, lol.
I know some of that may not seem impressive to people, but no one in my family had a college degree until I got one. No one had started their own business. Hell, no one had even left Michigan in my direct family, that i had ever known about, at least, to live on their own. I have been breaking the cycle, and that is a rare thing indeed. Only about 2,500 people in the entire country worked for the campaigns I worked for. That’s not very many, so I think I have something to be proud of in most of what I have done. There’s plenty of room for improvement, but in some ways, the things I skipped in life that I am going through now has helped me have a greater appreciation for general stuff. And being an adult. O.o
Most people fail their business within the first year. Some crazy high percentage like 85% of them or something, and if they happen to make it to the 2nd year, almost as many fail then too. I am on my third year and things are looking pretty good, believe it or not. With all of the ups and downs and bullshit i have been through trying to learn the ropes and sucking at one thing or another, I can most definitely say I have learned a thing or two. Things are looking up. I can smile about that, even if it isn’t yet perfect. I’m still in business, at least, getting some repeat clients and some new ones who are coming to me because they love the work I do. That is a very good sign of things to come.
I can happily say that the future is looking good. I am feeling ever more confident in myself and my ability to achieve my goals in life. So yes, here I go again… I ain’t wasting no more time.