Before reading a blog, it is important to get to know the person behind it. Are they being authentic, or playing a character? Are they writing from experience, or just rehashing the lessons of someone else?

I understand this and am writing this first post in order to get it all out there, right from the start. So grab some popcorn, get comfortable, and lets dive in:

My name is Kyle, and I am 20 years old. I am a junior in college, studying computer science with minors in entrepreneurship and web design. I have no intention of dropping out of college, as so many in this space encourage. I enjoy being in college, and I enjoy the connections and friendships that I’ve made. That being said, my situation is somewhat unique, as I am also not paying for college. I was blessed to receive a full-tuition scholarship, more because of my interviewing and writing abilities than anything else. I do not believe that I am any better than anyone on campus, and I’m certainly not the smartest, but by simply utilizing my skills in communication, I was able to get the desired result.

A few more fun facts about me are:

-I am an Eagle Scout.

-I have been to all 50 US states, as well as 9 other countries.

-I love the outdoors (Hunting, fishing, hiking, etc).

– I am a natural introvert, but I have worked hard to develop my social skills, such as reading people, starting conversations, and speaking in front of people.

I do not like being told what to do. I am extremely competitive. I like to work on my own time, and my freedom to do as I choose is important to me. It is because of these things that I am an aspiring entrepreneur. I will use this blog, as well as other social media platforms to document the process, with the hopes of inspiring others to do the same.

The final, most important thing you need to know about me is that I am a Christian. When I was 16 years old, I was saved by God, not because of any work that I’ve done, but simply because I made the decision to put my faith and trust in Him. I thank God for this every single day. I am not afraid to profess my faith on Twitter, and will continue that into this blog. This faith may chase some people away, but it will also attract the right people, and I refuse to change my message in order to please someone else. At the end of the day, I am going to have to answer to God someday, and I do not intend to have to talk to Him about being unwilling to spread His word, or pandering to the people who feel that I should not talk about this subject.

If you’re still reading, then you’re probably thinking “OK, why should I care?” And I’ll tell you why:

No one can tell you my story quite like me, because I’m the only one that has lived it. I will be completely transparent, so that YOU can learn from my life. We all make mistakes, but you do not have to make the same mistakes as I make. If I share my story, then you can learn from my mistakes as well as share my celebrations.

Thank you,