This quote got me thinking. How are we supposed to expect change when we do nothing to make change happen?
I used to live in Miami. I was raised there for the better part of hmmm 17 years more or less. I remember towards my late teens/early twenties all I would do was party or hang out with friends when I wasn’t working. Now I’m not saying doing those things are necessarily bad as long as it’s in a portioned manner.
I did attend college for close to a year I think, on and off. It was never a passion of mine to be in school. I like to read and learn and experience new things but in my own terms.
I feel like I have a void inside me at times that I keep looking to fill with someone. Knowledge. Skills. Experiences. Sometimes….most times, I don’t know what I need exactly.
The problem was that I stopped going to school and I just focused on working – barely doing enough to not get fired- in order to party which meant living check to check. That was not the best scenario for me at all.
A waste of time but it led me to today, to who I am, the fuel to who I wanted to become.
Eventually I made the decision to move to the west coast of Florida and start all over. I started at a new company in their Shipping and Receiving department and worked my way up slowly while going to school full time. I ended up graduating with my Bachelor’s degree with honors, not bad for someone who would skip school and just avoided it overall in their younger days.
Along the way I was blessed with my son, which fueled my drive ten fold. I was able to buy a house, cars, property and I can live comfortably now. I was also able to start Ace Ink Printing and write the books featured on Amazon.
I take a look back at where I was before, before the move, before my son, before I woke up and I am grateful, blessed.
If I didn’t make a change I believe that I would still be partying and living in an efficiency in some little corner of Hialeah…still not amounting to anything.
I made changes and that paved the way for my life to change.