Combined with that guilt feeling unconnected from my work, I could not help but always think about it. Gradually I kept becoming more and more consumed about worrying about the business side of things - which ultimately began discouraging and overwhelming. Although I was not at rock bottom by any means, I still felt as if stuck in mud. Then God did a little reminding.
I received a message from a couple young people thanking me for doing what I do. In a nutshell she thanked me for being such an inspiration in her own life. Another note mentioned how they admired how my faith has been the crutch that has guided me through the never-easy journey. Even though these young adults didn't intend to help me out, I responded to them saying, "Thank you," because their reminder was exactly what I needed. Today I am volunteering in Grand Rapids at the GVSU summer entrepreneurship and am able to share my story with more young people and able to help them on their own journey.
This is why I started doing what I'm doing, and why I continue to do so. I'm not doing it to get rich or buy the world, instead I'm doing it to make a positive impact on others in one way or another. This is why I do this.
I hope you never make the mistake I did. Don't get caught up in the business part and lose focus on what's important. Always remember what got you where you are and why, and have FUN doing it. Words of advice I still need to tell myself.