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Full Circle

"My goal: to solve problems by creating or perfecting a product or service. Create an organization to help new entrepreneurs get their ideas known and help start them. Inspiration: If I don’t have an idea, then I’ll help those who do have ideas."

- Me, 1/14/2008

I recently enrolled in an entrepreneurship bootcamp called AppsWithoutCode. A friend I met a few years ago on a Eurotrip actually introduced me to AWC. She’s a soloprenuer who knows about my interest in entrepreneurship and figured AWC could be right up my alley. She was right.

A month into the program, I’ve already built two apps using a non-coding software called Bubble, begun validating my own project, @ParqAvenue--more on this in my next post--, and met many amazing people with other cool ideas. Most importantly, having this new community has TREMENDOUSLY improved my self-confidence as an entrepreneur. I’ve learned that we can build pretty much anything we want and our own doubts are usually our own worst enemies. Cliché, I know. But it’s true!

Anyway, this brings me back to an old journal entry (actual photo above) I found when cleaning my room this summer. I’ve had a “goals” journal for as long as I can remember. I’d write down all my ideas from what new nail polish colors I wanted to buy to how I was gonna change the world one day. Almost 10 years ago, I had an entry where I decided my life goal was to be and/or help entrepreneurs. I don’t remember writing that at all. It’s funny to think that I’ve spent the last few years trying to figure out what my 15 year old self already knew.

It may seem like a set of random coincidences--my old journal entry, making that friend in Spain a few years ago, her stumbling upon AWC on social media, me hating parking so much that I decided to do something about it by taking a chance on ParqAvenue, me finally deciding to clean my room this year (just kidding?). But I don’t believe in coincidences. I’ve come full circle. So here’s to my first blog post, my outward declaration that I am both an entrepreneur and dedicated to helping other entrepreneurs on this journey.

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