You can’t give up on your dreams while working for someone else

January 7, 2019
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You can’t give up on your dreams while working for someone else

You can’t give up on your dreams while working for someone else

“I have been working at McDonald’s for two weeks. I worked at Walmart for four years before this. I have been working since I was 16 and it is a check to check process. I am a drummer and do a little rap here and there. I also try to promote people who do that around the city. I work to pay my bills and try to keep the career I want to do going. There is not much money coming in as an artist. It is hard to get support here. I am making more than minimum wage but it is still not enough to pay bills. You have to have a strong mind to do it or you will be on the street selling drugs because it is quicker money. I learned my lesson and don’t want to be out there.  I meet great people working with people. I like taking care of people and I work for the customers. We are all human and have our own issues going on at home.

People give up on their dreams because they feel like they have to give them up to survive. But at the end of the day, you are working for someone else’s dream while your dream dies. Your future is your future, their future is their future. They are satisfied, you are not. I have learned you have to live for yourself.  Don’t give up. Your career is not going to come overnight, but keep working toward it.”
(This week is a series on Our Southern Souls about the people behind the name tags, counters, microphones, and visors. The ones who serve us, check us out and help meet our needs. Each has suffering and struggles, dreams and fears. Behind that person is history and mystery that you may never know, but each one is worth paying attention to and learning a little more.)

5 comments on “You can’t give up on your dreams while working for someone else”

  1. Diane says:

    Hang in there tiara. Always remember we can do all things through christ who strengthens us!

  2. Jeanne McGriff says:

    “There is not much money coming in as an artist. It’s hard to get support here.”
    Fairhope is full of artists…..this is a heartbreaking statement! Fairhope haven for artists! Maybe this young lady has no one to inform her about the Eastern Shore Art Center or unable to afford classes or anyone to foster her talent. To an artist or a supporter of the arts in our city: please look up this young artist and share your talent and wisdom with her.

  3. I have worked since 17, tho’t when I retired life would be good. Please prepare your future because Social Security us not enough to qualify for a home or apartment. Now, at seventy looking for work and a place to call home.
    Work and be wise, so wish I had been wise during a divorce and during my career.
    I enjoy pworking, keeps you balanced in this crazy world.
    Just a comment

  4. Tina says:

    My baby…You got this. Love you and keep reaching for your goals

  5. Robin says:

    Keep fulfilling your dreams Tierra!!
    As long as u keep God first everything will Be Alright !! May seem like it’s taking forever! But remember God does everything right on time!! I admire u in a lot of ways – your boldness to speak out & for wanting something!! U go get it!! Just keep doing what u doing!! It will pay off after while!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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