Celebrate those courageous souls who start their own businesses

3 min readMar 23, 2020

Especially those whom you call friends

Photo by James Pond on Unsplash

It’s been a long dream of mine, and it has finally come into reality.

Just today, on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon, I filed official papers to register my new LLC. It was a gratifying feeling and it made me feel like I overcame a huge barrier.

My sister on the other hand, amused, was confused with the excitement. She is reluctant when it comes to things like these, mainly because she has followed the straight and narrow for much of her life.

She neither opposed my efforts nor fully supported them. She sat in that middle ground full of hesitation.

Unfortunately, that reaction is something I have grown to anticipate.

Nowadays people really struggle to find enthusiasm for other people. It feels like asking someone to be excited for you is a chore.

It’s a phenomenon that makes me question my optimism.

For a long time, I assumed that folks enjoyed seeing others succeed. It was an assumption that I felt like was a universal law. You know, one of those things that everyone knows about but can’t really articulate.

In fact, I believed that those same folks would go out of their way to support and further empower those who embarked on and challenged life.

Sadly, for the last 4 years that I have attempted to run towards my dreams, I have seen exactly the opposite.

I have seen close friends and family shudder in fear in the face of my excitement. It’s almost unfathomable and unbelievable seeing people turn my enthusiasm into a bullet list of concerns.

What was supposed to be a brainstorming session turns into a solemn conversation about the possible pitfalls of what could be.

What could be, is an adventure that leads to an amazing life. What could be, is a life of self-exploration and personal growth. What could be, is an opportunity to experience something new. And yet, there exist those of us who just can’t seem to catch the obvious drift that it’s just not about us.

News flash, when someone starts a journey, that experience belongs to that person. And we must…


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