I’m crazy protractor face….gimme some candy!

October 31, 2002

Happy Halloween!

Ahh, the good old days. No, I’m not referring to SNLs of years past, I’m referring to that bygone era that I refer to as: The Video Game years. But seriously folks, wouldn’t it be nice? Summer Vacations….walking around the neighborhood getting candy….staying up late doing nothing but eating said candy and playing Quake ’til the sun comes up? …Wait…. I think that last one was from more recent years….(like THIS year….)

Still, the point is easy to make(or miss): Life is short. My friend Travis touched on this in his journal recently, and if I may steal a line from Strictly Ballroom, “A life lived in fear is a life half lived.” I might even say 3/8 lived.

Seriously folks, get out there. Let this be your rallying cry. Change your world. I don’t know about you, but I think there’s plenty to be changed about my world, and change begins and ends with each of us. Paul Wellstone was someone who created change in our government but more importantly changed people. I feel like a better person for having known him, and having had him as an example & role model. His life was all about achieving what he set out to do, and I hope that someday I can look back at my own life and think the same thing about me.

It seems to me as we are growing up we are always told to follow our dreams, wish on a star, believe in ourselves….but as the years go by, not only do we not hear these things, but I think directly or indirectly we hear the opposite. Grow up, settle down, put away childish things. And as someone who has never believed in growing up, etcetera, I always thought it was silly when those words of encouragement were repeated to me. I mean, it’s obvious right?

Well, I don’t give a damn. It’s good to hear those words. So listen up!

  • Follow Your Dreams

  • Live Your Life to the Fullest

  • Love Recklessly

  • Never Grow Up

  • Never Give Up

  • Never Settle

  • Never Surrender

  • Be the Change You Seek

There are very few people who read this blog at present. This simply has to do with the fact that I have trouble making my family read the damn thing. My point is this: if you read this post, you have made a difference in my life, and I am a better person for having known you.

Filed under: La Vie,Pre-Jack — GSeven330