Summer Internship Score! My Elderly Neighbor Is Paying Me $20 to Mow His Lawn

Graphic by Lillian Aregawi

Exactly two days ago today, I made a big decision.

I decided to reject my offer at Goldman Sachs and take the leap into the part-time lawn care business, specifically the lawn of my elderly neighbor, Herman. Herman says his grass grows like weeds and his weeds grow like pubic hair (i.e. fast and itchy). I am now the proud owner of 1 (one) self-propelled lawn mower and I can’t wait to hit the ground running (er… mowing)! 

Thank you to EVERYONE who has supported me on my journey so far. Thank you for sharing my work, especially my mom—thank you for telling Herman not to hire that little shit with the riding mower from around the corner. 

I am so grateful and feel like I’m living my dreams with my eyes wide open. Here’s to being bold and following your heart!