Inspirational Story Saturday – Santiago Espudo

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If you are a regular visitor to my site, then you may have noticed that certain days have certain themes. The theme for Saturday is, you guessed it: Inspirational Story Saturday! 

This is our first Inspirational Story Saturday, so I thought I would start it off with my story.

When I was 17, I found my purpose. Well, not really, but I had a really good idea of what I was meant to do. I loved making people happy. I found happiness out of other people’s success and happiness. Don’t get me wrong. I definitely still thrive on my own successes, but something about helping someone grow into the person they want to be makes me feel all tingly inside. At the time I was still in highschool, but I graduated shortly after.

I found my self in community college and it was actually kind of cool. I enjoy learning, and college made learning far more entertaining than high school. Even though I didn’t mind going to school, a voice inside me knew that was not where I wanted to be. I wanted to be 250 miles south. I wanted to live in Los Angeles, so I did just that. The first few months were rough. I had been scammed out of nearly $2000 which was damn near all my money at that point, however, I persevered. 

Everything started falling apart. I contemplated moving back into my parents home where I could live worry free. It even got so dark that I contemplated suicide multiple times, but that’s really nothing new. Eventually, I had enough and I said fuck that. I have worked to hard to get where I am right now, and there is no way in hell I’m going to throw that all out just cause I feel a little sorry for myself. Boo hoo. This ain’t nothing. I can only imagine the problems I’m going to have when I am mere moments away from living my dreams. 

They say things fall apart before they can come together. So that’s what I will live for. I will live for the moments where everything comes together. In the moments where everything falls apart, I will be tested, but I will come out the other side a stronger and wiser man.

Nothing can stop me from achieving my dreams. 

At first I wanted to succeed to prove the naysayers wrong, but now I want to succeed to prove myself right.

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