…on having the most amazing friends – who are clueless
i’ve said it time and time again. i’m surrounded by amazing and talented friends. some of whom don’t even REALIZE how awesome they are.
i have groups of friends, as we all do, some of whom are well on their way of conquering their dreams and reaching early retirement, some who have taken the dive into the unknown to pursue what they love, and some who are still trying to figure shit out.
its the last group of individuals that drive me absolutely crazy! these friends of mine have a hard time looking at themselves and seeing how insanely talented, smart, and nauseatingly beautiful they are. i worry about them, i worry that they’ll never leave the small bubble they’ve been sucked into. i worry that they’ll end up taking the safe road and never realizing how high their reach can grasp. i urge them to try new things, to meet new people, to find inner motivation, but i think the problem really lies in their environment and dare i say it, the people they surround themselves with.
to be quite frank, if it weren’t for me graduating from a school where i practically didn’t know anyone, in turn making new friends with people who, as it turned out, shared the same drive as me (to conquer the world lol), or travelling around the world and living abroad before finishing school, i would have never had the balls to pack up and leave my life behind to head to new york.
if i had stayed in the bay area, this is what my life would look like: working a miserable job, living in the burs probably married with a kid or two (NOT that this would be a bad thing), wondering what my life COULD have been, reading blogs and envying the lives of others, hanging out with the same people everyday, at the same place, telling the same jokes – since high school… yes, this would be my life.
so, to those friends of mine still trying to figure shit out. STOP THINKING and start DOING. you’ll never know what the future holds if you never take that first step.
take a leap of faith and hopefully you’ll land feet first and knees bent.
i believe in you…