Wow, this is big stuff, you guys! If you follow me on Instagram (do so if you’re not already), you may have saw my announcement that I’m officially a full-time blogger! Yes, you read that right. I dropped out of college to pursue A Daynna Life full-time.
Am I crazy? Of course, but that has nothing to do with this. I’m sure you have many questions, so I’m going to try to answer them now!
Why I Decided to Take the Leap of Faith
You may already know that I was doing a post-grad college certificate in small business entrepreneurship at a community college in Toronto. You may also know that I was really enjoying the program. So why did I decide to drop it?
There were tons of factors that played into this, but my main motivation for dropping out was because I didn’t feel like it was time wisely spent for what I actually want to do. While of course the information was relevant and would have helped me in my business, it wasn’t right for me. A program such as that would be better suited to someone opening a restaurant or a store, for instance.
It’s also probably better suited to someone who hasn’t started their business yet and doesn’t have the responsibility of running a business while going to school. I felt like I had absolutely no time to dedicate to A Daynna Life. I was so busy learning about entrepreneurship that I had no time to actually run my business! That in itself was a key driving force in making my decision.
Truthfully, I also chose to drop out because I wasn’t comfortable going to school in downtown Toronto. I grew up in a small town, which to be honest isn’t my ideal setting either. I think I’ll need to live somewhere in between the two. Because I wasn’t comfortable with the downtown setting, it made it incredibly difficult to lower my anxiety enough to get myself to school. Have you ever heard the saying “pick your battles”? Well, that wasn’t a battle I wanted to choose to fight, especially in combination with everything I said before.
Why I Went to College in the First Place
Straight up, I chose to go back to school to fill time. My experience being in the real world after I graduated university wasn’t great. I didn’t really know my place in it. I can remember thinking “what if all I’m good at is being a student?”. Here’s what I know: I didn’t work my ass off in school for 20 years for that to be the only thing I’m good at. Even though music therapy didn’t work out, I found this whole new passion in the midst of my misery, and it’s beautiful.
Although college would have taught me important aspects of running a business, there are other places I can find the same information and similar types of mentorship. There are entrepreneurship centres all over Ontario that provide entrepreneurs with the resources they need to start a business. I now understand that I don’t need to fill my time with school. I need to be pursuing my business full-force if I want it to have a chance at being successful.
I have a couple of really exciting projects I’m working on! The big project will be announced in my next blog post on October 24th (even sooner if you’re subscribed to my email newsletters – hint hint!). I’m also working on doing some collaborations with other bloggers to provide you guys with even more value on A Daynna Life! I’m also offering virtual assistant services in order to generate at least some income while I’m starting off – if you’re in need of someone to help you out with your business check out my services page where you’ll see a full list of the services I’m offering!
This new journey is both terrifying and incredibly exciting! I have no idea what to expect or what will come of it, but I know that having you along for the ride is the best thing I could ever ask for. Thank you so much for your continued support for A Daynna Life – I can’t wait to see where life takes us next!
Have you ever taken a big leap such as this one? What advice would you give to someone who’s just starting out on this journey? Please let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!