how enough is enough?Posted: 2007/01/21
while discussing the feasibility of a patent for mass production with a former sba consultant, he mentioned how most people stop their dreams when they get castigated from all directions. “imagine how most of us stop pursuing our dreams right by the first sign of discouragement,” d.a. further explained as he dipped the sourdough bread into his creamy tomato soup. since the chilly wind was blowing, the weather felt like it was in the low 20s over at tyson’s corner on an early saturday afternoon. we chose to rendesvouz at a nearby panera bread bakery-cafe so he could warm himself up with that favorite vegetarian soup of his.
“i totally believe you on that,” i agreed while munching on my frontega chicken. “how’s married life, by the way?” d.a. just tied the knot in new mexico and said that it was another chapter of his life. he and his newly-wedded wife were planning to visit his brother in the bay area. after finding out that his brother was an abc7 evening news anchor did i realize that he may also know a lot about the goings on from where i came from. i asked him if he had plans of moving out there.
“until i get fired from my homeland security job, then i may just do that,” he chuckled, ” but sometimes we really have to follow our dreams no matter what…”
throughout the day, what he said just got me thinking. i’m aware that i’ve been sacrificing so much that other people could get what they needed, ignoring the fact that some individuals just couldn’t stop being overbearing. after years of no reform and transparency, i finally have to set my own foot down. there are times when you just have to be an ass to stop other people from stepping on you. if this is the only way for one to succeed faster in life, then i guess it is the only way if others leave you with a deaf ear. but if there’s a better way other than time-consuming legalities, then i guess i need to find out about it sooner or later.
i looked out the window and watched the snow fall into the ground. i guess i’m gonna have to find my own way with the home this time. two more months and the million dollar homepage student from uk would have said the same thing with his portfolio, only that it is more popular and groundbreaking. 😛
other than that, life is good. it always has been. i wouldn’t have gotten this far if i did not push myself to be more productive to such unnecessary circumstance. otherwise, i would have been back in norcal, where my life was and always will be great, in a heartbeat. i have been grateful for taking action from this realization.
thanks for reading, everyone. :o)