I'm so fucking proud of myself man cuz this year started off ass.
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So I graduated officially in December of 2017 but I left UT Knoxville in August of that year. I had been applying for jobs months prior.
The first couple weeks I just needed to rest.
I had been nonstop at work for 3-4 months straight prior because I was being forced to graduate in summer.
Months go by.
I’m like damn I got a fucking terminal stem degree in probably the hardest area of chemistry. What the fuck is going on?😂😂😂
A man without a sense of purpose or something to work toward is just a shell of himself.
I felt what that was first hand.
It was soul crushing.
Whether spoken or unspoken.
I was so lost.
I constantly kept thinking “I did what everybody told me I should do. Why isn’t this working?”
Making $7.25 an hour as a PhD organic chemistry that made yeast cells glow in the fucking dark. 😂😂😂😂
I WAS FUCKED UP BELOVED 😂😂😂
But in some ways it was necessary. Fast forward to January of this year and I moved back in with my parents.
Everyday for 2 months felt like clown world.
Things changed so rapidly.
So I didn’t.
I just sat and I waited.
This was when I started looking at a lot of LOA stuff and was just like welp, nothing else is working so let’s try this.
An amazing thing happened.
A complete mindset reframe.
Well look at this. 5 years worth of grad school later and it’s time to shed skin.
At that point I did 2 things:
Meditating and journaling more
Sharing my thoughts on twitter in roundabout ways
Despite my energy in person that y’all saw with my deadlift session with @BillyRedHorse I’m a fairly secretive person.
I don’t open my full world up to just anybody.
Anyhow, when I started just sharing my life authentically, I noticed that my following just kept growing and growing.
Dope science bars from someone who’s as normal as you.
I made it cool to be a scientist.
And people came.
I was like wow, maybe I could do something good with this internet thing yeah?
I mean, this was the platform I always asked for.
Boy was i fucking wrong 😂😂😂
I started in March. Grinding relentlessly.
100s of tweets and threads, I built my own website, taught myself basic seo and marketing.
I went all the way in.
I was gonna be the drones that I kept seeing around me that graduated with me.
I was gonna be something better.
No matter how much work and sacrifice it took.
1. It wasn’t really doing shit for me anyway besides bringing me some adjunct gigs I didn’t really wanna do
2. I’d worked so hard for this and it felt like letting a part of myself die.
But I did it and started branding myself.
I know I call myself tanei the science guy, but I’m hardly science these days.
It’s just something I got really good at.
Another tool in the tool box.
Just saying I am allows me to be good at a lot of different things.
You can ask me want I am here and my bio header tells you pretty much everything you ever wanna know.
I found myself by losing myself.
I created something greater.
*only living for the turnup
*not gaining any new skills
*working a dead end job
Not for me my g.
I’m tryna take trips and do what the fuck I want to when I want to.
I hope this thread inspires you to do the same because it is certainly possible.
Especially when you step out and brand yourself by living an authentic life and letting people see it.