I’ve already started writing about being on Patreon in another post. But never finished it, and apparently never published it. I obviously want to write about it and tell everyone – because if I don’t, whats the point in all this time and effort?!
For want of a better word…I’m scared!! ha ha!! why? I’m scared of what people will think!! But in reality, what does it matter what people think? It doesn’t.
Taking that first step in anything is scary. I remember my first day in university; thinking WTF am I doing here? I’m 30 and 12 years older than everyone else! I was so over prepared. Like a kid on their first day at school. In reality, all I probably needed was a notebook and pen. But no, Mrs take the kitchen sink had a bag full of crap that she didn’t need. I can clearly remember being stood outside the Bistro (on site cafe) chatting with a couple of other girls who happened to be mature students just like me (but still closer to 18 than 30) Both of them marvelled at the sight of what I was lugging around – “what the hell have you got in there?!” Stationery, that’s what!! I felt like a right pleb. But that was it…Ice was pretty much broken. Id made friends, taken the first step and never looked back.
I’ve written a little intro to why I’ve chosen to go down the Patreon route over on my Patreon page . Here’s a little excerpt for you.
In 2016, I finally realised one of my big ambitions in life.
I graduated from university with a degree in design. It took a lot of time and effort on my part, but also a lot of patience and faith from my family. Going back to university at the age of 30 with 3 children under the age of 3 (plus an amazing husband!) was probably a bit nuts! but here I am, 4 years later with a degree and a lot of experience that I hope to build on for the rest of my career.
I’m going to sign off now with this little quote I found…