No one cares that you’re living cheap.
Ramen noodles, Ikea furniture, onedownsmanship, (“wait you think that’s bad we used CARDBOARD BOXES BRO!”)….stop it. Just. Stop.
I can’t imagine one single person on the face of the Earth that is interested in the sacrifices you are making in order to follow your passion…. or that you could be making more if you didn’t go after what you want… or that you put off granite countertops while you ignore idiots…. or that you are cashing the hidden paycheck instead of the corporate one.
Stop being an entrepremartyr. It projects weakness and insincerity. The world knows better…so do you.