Monday, June 18, 2012

dreams and milestones that actualize them



i'm feeling sentimental at the moment.

i guess it could be the visit to the ER over the weekend...but it actually started before then.

over the past couple of weeks, i've been observing some major changes and milestones within the lives of people i respect. chelsea aka "CK" aka one of the most talented cooks i know....embarked on her first of a series of dinner events (i'll be talking more about that in a later post), amy has left nopa to travel for a bit...and i can't wait to see what she decides to do next....she + i both know that i will do whatever she wants me to do to help support her next stage, cdouble's place met the year mark from the official opening... woohoo!, and as for hapa......hapa started construction on the restaurant today. earlier today, richie tweeted a pic of it and after i saw the pic, it made me realize just how many milestones have happened over the last couple of weeks.

while i was working from a jtown cafe today, a member of the family stopped by for a chat. we talked about a few things. one of the things that i brought up was how....historically....when something is important to me...it is hard for me to find the right words. sometimes i sit there....having no idea what to say....completely silent....looking like this

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i've been informed that it is very irritating. repeatedly. it is something that i constantly work on. i'm better now than i used to be but i still have a long way to go.

so tonight, as i wind down from the evening....thinking about the day and the past couple of weeks....i'm reflecting on what it means to see folks pursue their passions and reach milestones that actualize them. how truly important is to say "hey! i see what is going on! this is awesome!"

i think life brings on so much unexpected drama, negativity, and challenges. i'm not one of those people that think everyone is inherently good. personally, i think the majority of the world is filled with assholes....myself included. yet, when i see folks....working hard to actualize their dreams....making things happen on their own terms...it makes me feel so happy for them.

i'd rather say something about it and be perceived as silly idiot than sit there....silent....looking like this

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