It is the "lost and found" box for relationships. It is where people can brag about themselves, their friends, and their families. Worse than drugs and alcohol combined, it can become an addiction to completely absorb our lives. Hobbies have been sacrificed for its existence. Goals have been abandoned because of its pull on us. I need not speak the name of this social website I am speaking of, because it is such a part of everyone's life there can be no question as to its identity.
At least temporarily, I have said good-bye to this viral site that has pulled me away from writing, woodworking, business, and chasing the dreams I have had forever. When will I return? Well, I guess we'll see how fast I can dive back into the hobbies I have always been best at. My woodworking has taken a back seat and it lies dormant in limbo awaiting its reawakening.
The relationship I have with my best friend who I love very much will become even stronger as we let our bond grow. The house and land I currently rent is something I know I can have for my own if I apply myself in the way I know will be successful. I have the backing. I have the resources to make this dream come true. The only thing stopping me ....is me! This will no longer be the case. There are novels that need my attention and they will be published...one way...or another. There are ideas filling my mind in my woodworking world that have yet to be seen in the retail community. They are about to become tangible realities.
There was a book written many years ago, when I was a long distance runner called "Running to the Top." This book was an Autobiography of Derek Clayton. He held the world record in the marathon (26.2 miles) for 12 years, when it was broken by Alberto Salazar in 1981. In the book, he showed how commitment and dedication and running in excess of 200 miles a week took him to his top. I want my top. I will only get it if I push myself hard enough and set an example to others who want their tops. We can all be successful, but we have to do it with a drive and dedication that is not sucked out of us by something like this place I have left.
Does this mean you've heard the last of me? LAUGH OUT LOUD..... I'm just getting started. This is just the beginning. Fastening my seatbelt. Here we go!!!!