I realized that I could either continue on the path that the world wrote for me or start my own

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My first thought was that I want out. I didn’t want to be part of the society and culture anymore. I wanted to make my own decisions, fend for myself, and survive on my own the best I could. I didn’t get very far because I realized that I didn’t even know how to get food unless it came from the grocery store. This is when I started to connect all the dots. I couldn’t get food unless I had money. I couldn’t get money unless I had a job. I ended up right back where I was in the first place. I poor college graduate working a low wage job just to scrape by.