Like no other place on Earth

Blog’s first day.

Working on a 3-d model like this (Google’s Sketch-Up) is time consuming and brain melting.

I’m lucky enough right now to be in a position where I can devote a few hours a day (at work) to this project, and if I have the mental fortitude, which I am ashamed to admit most nights I don’t – I can devote a couple more each evening and at least one day on the weekends (I’m single right now and would like to keep it that way until I make some real progress in this).

Still, I have a few other bases I touch on throughout my days. Maybe I’m undiagnosed with A.D.D. or maybe I’m just manic like that- but it seems no matter how focused an effort is- I always end up doing three things at once.

today i started by blogging (one of the bases I touch on infrequently) some thoughts out on a personal blog, just thinking/ writing out loud if you will, on this subject and how to proceed. Next thing you know I’m writing a proposal for the project and setting it up on it’s own blog. That’s just how it goes. That it goes, and that it goes somewhere productive, makes it so I’ll take it as I can get it. IDGAF if you know what I mean.

I was at a stand still with this little dream of mine before this week. I really didn’t have a course of action prepared as I toiled intermittently away at my little 3-d model. That was, until begrudgingly ย reading my unpaid for issue of the New Yorker, most influential people in New York issue. Hating that I wasn’t one of them of course, I started feeling inspired, or angry, or those being the same thing- and then I saw something. While reading the article on the anti-Facebook start up Diaspora*, there it was… A reference to how they raised funds on a site called Kick Starter. There it is, the next step.

Well Kick isn’t an angel sent from heaven to sprinkle stardust on my tusch and all of a sudden I have the funds to quit my job and hire a fundraiser a lobbyist and a construction worker, mainly because of it’s rules and regs, but it’s still something.

It gave me enough of a kick to get a little more n gear and motivate behind the idea.

And here we are.

Just gotta keep pushing now.

I’ll post more updates and progress as we go along.

Crossing my fingers that this is a day I can look back on while chatting with Oprah one day, telling kids out there who might be having a hard time figuring out what they want to do with their lives- like I was- that it’s gonna be ok and they should give me a call.

peace.

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