Years ago, one of my friends was in a state of indecision about attending a close cousin’s wedding. It was far away, expensive, and inconvenient. I remember offering my advice “If there’s anyway you can go, you need to go. It’s important. This is something that will shape your relationship for a long time – whether or not you attended.”
She did go, and was glad she went. Now, over 20 years later, they’re still very close.
Some good opportunities have recently come my way and as anyone knows who’s been reading my blog for the past few weeks, I’ve been on Kickstarter raising funds to support my moving forward.
Lately sometimes friends have been saying things to me like “you better remember me when you’re [rich][famous][successful][fill-in-the-blank], half in jest, and half “well you never do know where the future is going to take you, do you?”
And who knows – maybe so. But right now I don’t think I’m going to be “forgetting” anyone and that’s all futurizing anyway (“futurizing” – is that a word?). None of that is real right now. What is real right now is me sitting in my little apartment working my butt off, doing everything I can to do to be ready for what I’ve been working so hard for – to make this all happen.
What else is real, is that my upcoming project, preceded by this Kickstarter project, represents a major turning point in my life. Each and every one of my backers literally, has my back! and if I could I would give them the world for believing in and supporting me. They are all people I will never forget or leave out of my world no matter how [rich][famous][successful][fill-in-the-blank] I become. Unless, of course, they choose to unfriend me:)
There are less than 3 days left on my Kickstarter campaign. It’s over 90% funded and I am now very close to meeting my goal. I don’t know if I will go this route again. It’s been extremely “challenging.”
But it’s also been extremely heartwarming. Some of it’s been incredible.