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STAY HUNGRY. STAY FOOLISH.

I just got done reading Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement speech. I feel so satiated, and a little winded. It's good stuff. Somewhere in a pile of my junior high junk, there's a collage full of magazine cutouts: Fishing, Mustangs, computers and...Steve Jobs, my hero.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Sometimes I half-joke with Lori about getting a part-time job at Target or IKEA. A little sorely-needed extra income, not to mention the discount. I always think she'll jump on it and say "Yeah!" Nope. She doesn't want me to stray from my path, whatever path I'm on. She wants me to be creative and explore and realize the ideas I have, even though it means sacrifice. I feel bad because we can't spend as freely as we used to. She's dying to buy some summer clothes. I definitely owe her a big shopping spree, when the seeds I'm planting now blossom. And, somehow, I know they will.

Forgetmenots
Forget-me-nots from Lorika's garden

Vlogger Jan sings a really lovely rendition of Bob Dylan's Wallflower. It'll make your day.

June 16, 2005 at 06:35 AM in Personal Crap, Revelations Regarding Life, the Universe, and Crap, Thought Candy | Permalink

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Comments

Awwww, that's so sweet honey! Of course I support you. I would like the money sitch to be easier, but I definately don't want you to sacrifice your dreams. We just need the projects to come in a bit more frequently perhaps? Maybe if we wish really hard. Ready... WISH!!!

Posted by: Lorika at Jun 16, 2005 10:41:14 AM

I think you should work at Target with a certain Joe we know and love and then make a movie about it called "Clerks." Er...or maybe you could call it something else. Still- I picture two dudes in red doing a slow-mo high-five in the toy aisle...

Posted by: Jonathan at Jun 16, 2005 10:43:04 AM

Clerkumentary!

Anyway, Chuck, this post sort of sums up how I feel right now - struggling mightily, but with a magnificently incandescent pinhole at the end of the tunnel and the knowledge that, were I doing something else, I might be more comfortable but not nearly as happy. Here's to casting socially acceptable forms of reason to the wind and doing what's right instead!

Posted by: dvd at Jun 16, 2005 6:13:28 PM

Amen, brother Lowery!

Posted by: Chuck at Jun 16, 2005 6:15:43 PM

Thanks for the shout-out, Chuck. It made *my day.

XOXOX

Posted by: Jan at Jun 29, 2005 7:28:54 AM