Why I gave up my childhood to chase my dream
Lately, I’ve gotten allot of personal questions on Twitter and through email asking me to address one of the biggest questions received ‘Why did you give up your childhood to chase a dream that wasn’t promising?’.
Let me discuss just that. I started Bazaar Daily News, almost 4 years ago on WordPress.com [I was barely 15 at the time]. I started it with an actual WP URL, because I didn’t feel like it’d be something that I would’ve wanted to keep going for so long, but eventually found myself transferring through numerous hosting services trying to find a permanent home and eventually ended up back here.
Ok .. ok ok… back to the question. I left a big part of my childhood behind and paid attention to my dream because I felt like my dream was more important than getting wrapped up in the drugs and alcohol abuse by other kids I seen around me.
I grew up in a world full of deceitful people who promised me things that I eventually found out that I’d never accomplish nor get for myself unless I went out and did it myself. At a very young age, I discovered that I was homosexual which only made my desire to branch out from others even stronger.
Being somebody who underwent immense levels of bullying throughout elementary, middle, and even in high school I was often left out of things. Left out of house parties, birthdays, dances, never really did have dates to many things like that — so I figured if I could never do things like that with others my own age why not hop into another dimension with the elderly people in the news business?
Of course sometimes I do regret not having allowed myself to attend things at school, or go to parties with my friends — but then when I think about all of the things this business has provided me, I’m nothing but greatful.
A big reason why I gave up my childhood to build this business was because I had so much help. To this day, my best friends still work together with me from all over the world [how cool!] keeping this site freshly updated as we’re working to build more.
I’d like to personally say thank you to each and every one of you who have made Bazaar Daily News the immensely large success that it is. I am personally greatful because I wasn’t always able to have what I wanted growing up, and with this biz, I’ve been able to get it.
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- When Childhood Is Tea Parties and Chasing Butterflies (grannyintraining.com)
- ‘Spider-Man’ star talks spandex, childhood dream (abclocal.go.com)
- Young at heart and fancy free… (emancipationofageneration.com)