Did My Lack of Discipline Inspire Me?
I’ve never known why my parents claimed that I was indisciplined because I always tried my best to do any home chore that they would give me. One thing I know about my mum is that she is very unappreciative. However perfect you work on something, she will find fault in it. This reason made me always yearn for perfection and whatever she wanted me to work on, I always ensured that I did it very perfect (she still complained though).
Who am I?
I’m Jake Darren and like I introduced, I was born naughty. I talked about doing what my parents wanted me to do each time. Not that I was so obedient but I feared my mom. She was forever patronizing and she would whip me for a small mistake. This meant that I should please her all the time. Whenever she wanted an errand or a house chore attended to, I’d swiftly work on it, though not whole-heartedly.
I would always curse her for allocating duties to me when I was supposed to be out playing with other kids, or she would send me to my room to do my homework whenever time for my favorite TV show was aired. I was remorse most of the time and I really loathed taking orders. I grew up feeling so lousy at being told by anyone to do something.
This can be evidenced at school whereby I would bully other kids during break time – kick their asses or punch their faces – when we were in the field playing and nobody was there to supervise me; in the neighborhood, I was known for taking the toys of other kids (some I used to sell while I’d destroy others to make their owner angry).
Back at home, my mom would always scorn me whenever called at school for my indiscipline or when the parents of my colleagues would come by complaining about my actions.
My desire to become a freelancer
By the time I went to college I knew that I should pursue a course which would enable me become a freelancer. I hated anything which would eventually force me to become employed and work under the command of anyone. I needed a course which would never see me getting employed or force me to have a fixed schedule. I wanted something ‘lawless’.
Therefore I pursued a course in graphic design. After finishing college, life never went as expected. I came to realize that it not easy working as a freelance designer unless you have a database of clients who can reach you and a portfolio which can convince them your level of expertise.
That’s when I decided to create a website showcasing my work. Creating a website was a whole load of heavy work but it eventually inspired me to become a website designer and developer, a freelance opportunity which I’m reaping its benefits to date.