Praxis Alumni | Week 25
“Challenge what you know. It will help you to refine your dreams and turn them into reality.” – Bryce Ward 10/24/2020
October 22nd marks my sixth month working with Stupid Raisins and, along with it, the end of my Praxis Apprenticeship.
What I Learned
For a little over 12 months, I have been working with the Praxis community to educate and improve myself. In my first six months, I learned how to write straight to the point on subjects and grew to enjoy writing. I created my first website and built a portfolio of projects to showcase my abilities. I hosted the Streaming For Charity 2018 & 2019 events on my Twitch channel, where I raised over $400 for six different non-profits. I challenged myself to write a blog post every day for 30 to improve my writing, and most importantly, I learned how to share my stories with the world. I have worked with companies like Tenants and Toilets to build their marketing plans.
What I Accomplished
From those projects, I created a portfolio to share with startups all over the United States. I learned how to interview and have a productive conversation with employers. I learned how to pitch myself to those employers through videos and land myself my dream job with Stupid Raisins. Thanks to Praxis, I have learned how to write my way into any company, and in time I will be starting my own business. I am grateful to have gone down this path and to have so many people guide me through the challenges of today’s world.
My Plan For The Future
As for the foreseeable future, I plan to give back to the Praxis community by setting up a $200 scholarship this December and create a podcast interviewing other Praxis alumni. From there, I plan to write and sell my first book. Then I will purchase my first tiny house and work my way towards a duplex. I plan to make work optional for myself to choose what I want to do without money being a problem for me. Who knows what the future holds for me.
Hey, thank you for reading this week’s post. While graduating, Praxis does not come with a handshake from the dean nor a degree. I know that graduating from Praxis will be one of my most significant achievements in my life, and I look forward to building a future for myself.