Hi friends, I feel to share my story only to inspire others to DON'T JUST GIVE UP when you truly belive in yourself and what you like.
Im a 27y raised by a lovely family un a tiny Italian city, as a teenager I spent all my time exploring internet when 56K was my only solution to explore the world, learn new thing, meet new friends using netlog, MySpace and MSN messenger and one day came across bitcoin around 2010.
I wasn't financially independent so I kept my attention on it while collecting spare change for the future. Well I raised with my pession in IT, computers, coding, collecting some tips fixing friends and family stuff was a good challenge for me to develop skills and keep my pession on that.
Around 2013 I moved to UK on my own living a dream so I applied to hospitality to pay my rent and later moved to computer and smartphone repairs shop to basically living, it was a very fun time I don't regret. I knew in UK I could find some btc atm and I had a list of it and sometimes I stopped by and bought some satoshi. It was my emergency fund.
Sad to say I had to use some of satoshi collected, but I don't regret that, it was for good cause and I was in need to do so but i kept collecting.
In late 2016 I back home, I had that dream in my head never left me: I want to found my own IT company working for myself, in my country, doing what I really love to do. Folks, in early 2017 I made it. Thanks to my family who never stop to support me and all sacrifices that we/they made.
So I started to accept bitcoin for IT consulting services, coding basic websites, repairs, and sometimes sharing w/ people what Bitcoin is just to make aware it exist. Never pushing a single one to buy, never pushing to invest into, just talking about it.
Many couldn't get it so for them I was a scammer, a lier or a ponzi-scheme advocate. That was hurting, but I did nothing wrong, so keep doing my work and doing my stuff.
Today, a few of them told me: "man, you was right." Priceless.
TL;DR: accepting bitcoin at my company was a red flag for people like I was promoting a ponzi-scheme, today a few of them texted me I was right about talking/investing in Bitcoin!
Edit: Thanks for the award!