How time flies! 5 years ago, in my first entrepreneurship class in college, our first assignment was to write our future self a letter about our aspirations for the future. 5 years later, and 3 years after graduating college, this letter was sent to my parents’ house.
I’m glad to see I have the same values and aspirations 5 years later, even though my writing has gotten considerably better. I didn’t quite understand the value of this assignment at the time, but I clearly see it now. Entrepreneurship is a long journey with many distractions along the way, every once in a while you need to stop and reflect and remember why you started in the first place. I still got a ways to go with this entrepreneurship thing, but I’m definitely on the right track.
I want to thank the staff at the Lyles Center at Fresno State for following through and sending this letter to me. I had no clue the journey I was about to embark on when I took that first entrepreneurial class.
One of these nights this week, I plan to write my 30 year-old self a letter about my plans and aspirations for the next 5 years. I will have my dad lock it up and give it to my 5 years from now. I hope I am able to look back and be proud of how far I came.
P.S – It’s only appropriate since I ended my last letter with a Kanye West line, I end my next one with an iteration of his. “Five years later I am still the same kid from Fresno, still dreaming out loud, still banging on the door.”