When it comes to fulfilling dreams, many times it is necessary to go through obstacles and adversities that seem to be very complicated, but in the end they will only make the gratification even greater.
A great example of self-improvement is that of Juan Manuel, a young Argentine who, through the social network Twitter, said that he worked as a food delivery man for two years to qualify as an architect. Nearing the end of the school year, he also closed this stage of his life, but not before thanking him for the learning he obtained from his job.
Juan says that from a very young age he knew he wanted to be an architect, so he always did everything necessary to achieve that goal. In order to study his dream career, he had to leave his hometown to move to Rosario, Argentina, and that’s where, while studying, he looked for part-time jobs to support himself.
Firm in his goal, Juan Manuel worked in various establishments until, in 2019, he lost his job and with the arrival of the pandemic, everything became even more complicated. However, he was not going to give up so easily, so he began to think of feasible alternatives to work. It was so, in April 2020, he started as a delivery man in the OrdersYa chain.
Staying on his feet was not easy, because until less than a month ago he was still in that job that can be quite dangerous, but, in retrospect, Juan shares how much he learned from his experiences doing his job.
You learn from everything, from being on the street, from being in contact with the businesses where we go to get food, the attitudes of different people, who leaves you a tip, who doesn’t; when it rains, when it’s hot, when it’s very late. I also believe that this type of thing also forms a temper and patience for certain moments in life.
Regarding his career, Juan shares that he prepared a week in advance to know the shifts he would complete at work and he dedicated his free time to study. In addition, he overcame difficult challenges, such as the theft of his motorcycle on more than one occasion, but he never gave up and it was at this rate that time passed and he managed to finish his studies and graduate, to later apply for a postgraduate scholarship.
The 32-year-old graduated in February of this year, but was unable to find work to practice his profession, so he continued distributing orders until one day, in the most unexpected way, he found a job as an architect.
I was delivering one day at noon and while I was waiting for an order in the center of the city, I saw that there was a construction site going on and I asked the workers if there was an architect or engineer to talk to, and there was one named Saúl. I told him that he had received me in February, that he was looking for a job, and he gave me his mail. I wrote to him 15 minutes later sending him my CV and two weeks later they called me for an online interview. Later I had a face-to-face visit and, finally, they called me to tell me that he had the job.
One thing led to another and he was finally able to see the fruits of his effort materialize, since he has been working in the construction company since last November 7. Juan says he loves his profession and his work as a delivery man. Regarding the latter, despite the adversities, the boy thanked all that he experienced in a post On twitter.
Well, after receiving my first salary in my new job, I can officially declare that the delivery stage in @pedidosya . It was 2 years where that backpack helped me fulfill the dream of receiving it (continue 🧵) pic.twitter.com/KZqB0DMRdU
— Juanma Gorosito (@juanmagorosito) December 2, 2022
The story of this architect has gone around the world, as it inspires us to persevere and pursue our goals, no matter how complicated the road gets. For now, Juan closes the year with great pleasure and a feeling of personal and professional fulfillment, since he shared that he was finally able to rent an apartment for himself and his girlfriend. He concludes by saying:
That no one ever wants to lower you for what you do or what you do, perseverance pays well and everything comes when you work for it.