When I finished graduate school I had just finished a whooping eight years of ‘superior’ education. I got my paper, I felt proud for five minutes. I then asked myself, now what?
The common path was obvious. Get a full-time job in a big corporation, earn better than average wages, have stability and start thinking about what was going to be the first purchase, a car, a condo, or something else I’ve always wanted like a 3000$ dollar mountain bike.
It did not sound appealing to me. And for the first time in my life I felt like I had lost my identity. I knew the day I would no longer be a student would eventually come my way(Student in the academic sense).
I did not get advice from my peers, and when I asked for some, I was told I was out of my mind for rejecting good offers and to say no to join the common herd. It’s true that making it on your own has historically returned a low probability for success, but that’s when I am reminded of something that Alan Watt’s said : “What if money was no object?”.
I have a vision and I believe that for as long as I enjoy what I do, things will go just fine. And for those who say that this advice isn’t easy to follow, well I am doing it and it hasn’t killed me.