Congratulations on your very sensible decision! It's best to have fewer conversations with Witnesses about your business.
The people telling you to keep pioneering: are they also pioneers? OR are they comfortably well-off with their situation? I noticed the total hypocrisy with people in cushy lifestyles telling somebody ELSE (usually some young gullible fool) to pioneer! No, that poverty was not for them, just somebody else.
And what if you kept on pioneering, living on the edge of poverty, no college, etc.- what about YOUR future and retirement??? The years DO fly by....Is your family well-off and are you going to inherit a business?? Never mind anybody's garbage about the end being so close, these people are not interested in what happens to you....If you ended up poor in old age, are THEY going to support you??? Hell no....To be perfectly honest, when I was there I NEVER gave money to pioneers since I was criticized for working.
I could write a book on all the nonsense said to me when I was a young woman (and by older people who were in a cushy situation w/pension etc.).. Thankfully, I never listened to these Jehovah's Witness idiots and had NO intention of following in the footsteps of other stupid single women in the hall.
The "price" I paid was that I was hardly invited and considered "not spiritual". But, that's okay because I'm retired now.