I don’t usually write personal things here, but I felt I needed to make an exception for this.
Awhile back Matt suggested I “write down the things that are most important to [me] going forward”.
I tried to think of concrete things that mattered like “I want to work on projects like X” or “I want to change the world to make it more like Y”, but to be honest I don’t really know what X and Y are. At least, X and Y seem to change from week to week.
There’s the problem though– I have a million different things I’d like to see happen, but I haven’t been making them happen, but instead just wishing they would fall into place without any risk taking on my part. The worst part is that I’ll sometimes be disappointed when things don’t go my way, even though I didn’t do anything to make it happen. I forget that the world doesn’t owe me anything.
After obtaining a degree, no matter how small, of success, its easy to forget what it was that got you there. For me, I forgot how many risks I had to take to get where I am.
As Mark Twain said:
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Ok, enough of the personal, watch out for a few announcements of the technology type here soon.