It’s a lot for small-minded people to comprehend – why I work as many hours I do, why I get to the office early and choose to leave late. People don’t understand why I’ve almost entirely sacrificed my 21-year-old social life to work in an office and make phone calls all day. They struggle to comprehend why I put my career before I put my social life. “Sydney, you’re only in your 20’s once,” they say to me. “Sydney, you have the rest of your life to work,” they tell me as if I don’t already know that I can work every day for the rest of my life if I wanted to.
That’s the thing though; I have no interest in working every day for the rest of my life. I have no interest in being in my 30’s with kids, unable to take them to the zoo in the middle of the week, and missing out on their softball games or football scrimmages. I have no interest in living this mediocre life filled with stress, financial restrictions, and an inability to do whatever the hell I want whenever the hell I want.
20’s are commonly seen as the best decade of your life because people choose to postpone their success – sure, I’d hate being any other age too if it meant slaving away at a 9-5 job until I turned 70 crossing my fingers to get the best retirement plan that’s available.
But ever since I’ve started working with CVC I’ve realized that’s not my end game. I don’t want to be an employee- I want to be an employer. I want to have my own business, work from home, build on my savings and my clients, build an empire and have passive income so I can have weeks of hanging out with my loved ones and not stressing over missing days of work.
I put in work now so I can debunk the idea that my “20’s” are the best years of my life and say that I took the “best decade” and utilized it to invest into the rest of my life. I want to make something of myself, to influence people, I want to be remembered as the girl who got up and went after everything she wanted and showed women everywhere that they could do the same.
I’m convinced I wasn’t put on this earth to go with the flow and fulfill the same old “American dream.” I’m here to fulfill my dreams – to become who I want to be – to live the life I never thought was possible. Work now, play later, am I right?