I don’t know that I ever expected to be an #entrepreneur. but I really, really love that I found this path.
I spent so long believing that I had "jumped the shark" (aging myself?) and the best I could hope for was a decent job that provided for my family and allowed us to *maybe* take a #vacation here or there every couple of years. Then even that life proved illusive.
I've made mistakes. I've screwed up more than I've gotten right.
Of course, I told myself.. "what did you expect?! You didn't go to #college. You don't have any #degrees or special skills.. you have a crazy big family.. you made your bed, now lie in it." And because of that mentality I have made some bad & some questionable decisions.(I did always try to make the best of it though)
I told myself the time to realize all your dreams was *before* and my job now was to do everything I could to make sure my kids had EVERY #opportunity I didn't get to take advantage of. That I needed to make sure THEIR dreams came true. Not a bad life #mission by any stretch! But oh so #limiting... Then I started my little side business and it grew pretty quick, and I had a taste of entrepreneurship. All that did was wet my appetite for MORE. Not more #money (although money is not a BAD thing to want) But more #freedom. More #control. More #LIFE. More #LEGACY.
Then you know what happened? My little business faltered. It shrunk. So then the thoughts of #inadequacy returned. The thoughts of being #unqualified. Being LESS than #capable. That. Was. Hard. It was also depressing. I had wrapped so much hope up in seeing success for myself in that little business. Only even thru the faltering, I DID NOT #QUIT. This proved something to me.. that I DO have it in me to realize my #dreams, and help my kids (and others) realize theirs.
I do not have it all figured out.
I am not suddenly rolling in cash. (Quite the opposite)
I still don't know exactly what I'm am doing.
I will be creating a legacy.
I have no doubt about THAT. And I have no doubt that I am not past my prime. I'm not too old. I have NOT jumped the shark... (cont'd in comments)