Parks & Rec offers so many amazing quotes (mostly about waffles) but this one really resonates with me. This is about as real as it gets! Too many people out there are afraid to follow their dreams because they don’t think they’re talented enough, or they’re waiting for the “perfect time” to pursue their passions because they don’t yet know enough. I can’t stress enough that you need to just dive right in. Because it’s true- nobody knows what the hell they’re doing. When I started doing this stuff (as a part-time gig), I wasn’t an expert by any means. I was a kid that knew how the internet worked, and I pretended to know what I was doing when it came to web design. Looking back at the work I used to do… man, I had no clue what I was doing. But that’s how you learn!!
Eventually, you’ll figure it out. No matter how much of an expert someone may claim to be, they do not know everything. That’s why if you are super passionate about something, I urge you to just go for it. Don’t try to learn as much as you can or wait 10 years. Do it now. Start something on the side if you have to. But get out there and just do it. If you only knew just how many people followed the “fake it till you make it” mentality, I promise you would not be afraid to go after your dream. And always remember, you are awesome and everyone else sucks.