The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."- Walt Disney
I'm not sure how long tonight's post will be since it is already past midnight and I have work tomorrow, but I'll begin writing and see where this post takes me!
I always thought the beginning of "Tangled" was kind of a funny song. Rapunzel sings about when her life will begin, but she is already doing so many amazing things that many people would never imagine doing in a month, let alone a single day! I realize that seeing the "floating lights" are her dream and she believes her life won't begin until she gets this experience, but she doesn't even realize what is in front of her. Of course I think you should follow your dream, but sometimes it is also good to take a step back, realize your talents and further pursue these ventures as well.
I often see this kind of scenario play out with my first-year students. So many of them think that their life will begin once they get a degree and enter "the real world", but they (and sometimes their parents) don't realize that there is such a huge developmental moment that could occur (and often does occur) right in front of them. College can be such a transformative experience and make a student into the adult they will be for the rest of their life.
So many people think that the "begin" of their lives starts at a certain moment once they "become a man", or "have a grown-up job", but more people need to realize that the beginning of this journey started on the day of our births! It is a journey with many twists and turns along the way and not once does it ever start over. There isn't much of a moment of clarity or a special challenge associated with this post like there usually is, just an observation I've seen as I consider the new students coming into orientation this week...
Question Time: Have you ever put off your hopes and desires because it just wasn't the right time? I guess you could say I'm kind of in that scenario now... I wanted to start fiddling with my camera equipment a week ago, but while I'm not in my new apartment yet, it is kind of silly to make more of a mess while I'm in a student room. Of course I will not stop wanting to make videos, but instead I should just use this new time to focus my goals toward other goals that I can get accomplish now! Nothing like seizing the moment :)
About the Video: To continue with the theme from yesterday, I also met Matt Maher at the same conference I met Steve Angrisano. This used to be one of my favorite songs of Matt Maher and it always annoyed me that he never played it at any of his concerts when I was younger. Anyways, I really liked the idea of welcoming someone to life... it's not something you can do very often :) Anyways as far as my own life goes, I hope that I just get it right! Goodnight all!