| ||Got a million but what now|
39 points by chamboo on May 12, 2012 | hide | past | favorite | 47 comments |
|I worked in oil and gas for 6 years. It paid well, and I have over a million in my bank account, I'm still 29 years old. I love reading and learning about startups, and it fits my personality so much better than O&G. I finally made the leap and left my job yesterday to focus full time on trying to steer my life in a new direction. My current plan is to learn enough about programming (Python and front end) to develop a prototype and try to get some traction. At some point I would like to acquire a co-founder, and try my hand at developing something that the world wants or needs. This sounded really good before I left, but the doubt level increased significantly after leaving my job. Am I crazy to think I can compete with all of these brilliant people? I really don't want to be damned into working at something I don't enjoy just for money, but I'm having a hard time seeing my way through this. I would like to work for a startup (even for free), but right now, I have no earthly clue why they would need someone with 0 programming skill sets.|
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