Hello, lovelies. My name is Triasha (or Trish, if you can’t bring yourself to pronounce it). I am currently a college freshman in Atlanta, Georgia. I launched this site in May of 2016 just a few days after I graduated high school. Here on Making My Way, you will find inspirational posts on surviving college, setting goals, and making the most out of life.
//Welcome to my little corner of the internet
I decided not to go the typical college track. Instead of going to the great (and expensive) university I got into from the get go, I decided to commute and go to my safety school the first year of college (I would wait till after my second year, but my acceptance is only on standby for another year). Looking at how the millennials before me (I’m Gen Z, not Y) buried themselves in debt, I made it a goal to get through college without student loans (Either that or pay off my student loans before the grace period is over).
So how am I doing this exactly? For starters, I am living with my parents. (Oh! The horror!) Not really. I’m the dork who thinks her parents are cool. I am actually really loving it. Most colleges make freshmen live in dorms their first year, which is why I made the decision to start at a college where they do not. The thought of how much money I’m saving by living at home assures me that I made the right decision. Also, my younger brother has autism, so my mom needs my help taking care of him. Those two are the main factors why I’m living at home.
I also started a freelance business working with special needs kids. After interning and volunteering and simply experiencing what it’s like working with someone with special needs has inspired me to get into a career helping them (Which is actually odd because most siblings of special needs kids steer away from those types of jobs). After interning and training in high school, I decided that I didn’t want or need a minimum wage job in college. I knew what I was going to do as a career, so why not just hit the ground running? It would be much smarter move to get my name out there early than flipping burgers at McDonald’s. By doing this, I have complete control of my schedule and am also able to put more money in my savings account.
//Why I Started This Blog
Honestly, I started this blog because I was bored. I had all these ideas about starting a freelance business working with special needs kids, but I couldn’t implement them yet because I was traveling around the U.S for the month of July. It would’ve been unwise of me to establish a clientele, then disappear for a month. So I waited.
This blog kept the month of June productive. It gave me something to do when I was just waiting for the next phase of life. I had of course planned on starting a blog anyway because of my love of writing, but the timing was perfect.
I want this blog to keep me accountable to my goals. I want to live a life worth writing about. I want to inspire people to make their lives great. To stay out of debt. To travel. To help people. It certainly has a long way to go, but I know this blog will grow with me. I am taking the first steps to live my life intentionally and I hope to inspire others to do the same.
//A Little More About Me
Let’s see… I was born and raised in Georgia (So I’m a southerner no matter how dark my skin is) and am a first generation American. My parents are from Bangladesh, though my dad traveled a lot because my grandfather worked for the United Nations (He’s retired, but still translates books for them). I live with my parents, grandparents, and two younger brothers in the house my parents bought over twenty years ago. (Yup, I have never moved)
As I mentioned before, one of my younger brothers has autism. This has affected every aspect of my childhood and will affect my future. This may sound sad to you, I am happy with the hand my family has been dealt with. It has shown us a love that most people will never know.
I plan on (not just dream of) traveling the world. I am saving money and making sure I don’t have any regrets in the future. I want to start a non-profit organization to help people with disabilities. I want to get married and have children and keep a home. I want to go back to college in the future simply to learn new things that have nothing to do with my career. I want my life to be an adventure and I don’t think settling down or starting a business are boring. I think that learning and family are what make life worth living.