Monday, July 27, 2009

keep on keepin' on

So a few weeks ago, I started a little small journal made of pictures I draw throughout the day, words I like, lyrics, quotes, places I ate, etc...Flipping back and seeing the stuff I write down and the things I'm feeling really help me remember how my days are pieced together. So many little things happen throughout the day that just slip my mind as the days go by. The journal is smaller than my hand and slips right into my front pocket. I got a sweet .005 point pen so I can write extra small in it. This little journal has most of my thoughts/ideas written down in them and is sort of why I stopped blogging for a little. Well and I didn't have internet for a few weeks and I just didn't feel like it.

I was looking at a calendar the other day and realized how big one day actually is. The way relationships change, the music that you listen to, the moods that you are in. With each day things change drastically, you can't see them, but I promise you go look at a calender...look back two weeks previous and think about what has changed during that time. For better for worse, who knows...But it's amazing to me how one day seems so short in the big scheme of things but when you piece together those few days, and that week or month. You realize that each day is such a huge opportunity. A chance to make a difference out there, a chance to chase your dreams, a chance to make new friendships that will last a lifetime, or make friendships that will last a week. Each day gives you an opportunity to move one step closer to what you are pursuing, or take you one step back. These days allow you to understand what you miss, what you love, what you need. I've never thought about a day like that, but it really struck me while looking at a calendar. Try it. It's crazy.

So each day I wake up, I try my best to take advantage of that day. Wether it be cloudy or sunny, sad or happy, stressful or easy-going...I've been trying to make a difference. It's so hard to not just pack it in some days, or just say today sucks...I give up. Or today I'm in a bad mood because I miss someone so bad so I'm gonna be a jerk all day. Or while getting ready to head out of work at 5:29 and someone comes to my desk saying, can you stay and help us...Two hours later, you're still there. Yeah all those times suck. But I heard someone say this to me the other day and I'm sure it's been tossed around many times but "keep on keepin on" — sort of like my dads quote to me..."Keep working hard son, and good things will come." I like that, and I try to live like that. Smile. Live. Laugh. Love. Oh and Dance and Sing...I like those too :)

So tomorrow I'll pretend like Monday is the new Friday, we'll see how long that lasts. But atleast I'll be trying.

Goodnight to all.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Color Fight

Finally posted my animation I've been working on for the past couple weeks. Shoooweee, it's done. Hope you enjoy.

As for everything else...Once again time is flying by here, I love San Fran, the weather, the people, the food, the music, the area. I only have one month left — so I hope I get to enjoy it and it doesn't go by as fast as everything else does.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's meant to be shared

Bryson moved here on Saturday and we've done nothing but just explore the city of San Francisco. Last night being the most interesting outing yet. I got off work around 6ish and met Bryson over at the Trax little did we know the rep this place has. But the cheap drinks were to enticing to pass up. I grabbed a beer and we kicked it for a while and noticed some people sitting next to us having a good time. So we introduced ourselves and told them our story and asked them what they were doing know a/s/l — old school style. Well not so much the gender part because, well, that would be weird. Anyway, turns out these people were friends via Craigslist. The girl and her brother had rented an RV in Canada and were headed towards the states, they posted an ad on craigslist asking for some possible traveling mates. They got a few hits and turns out they scooped up two more people on the way. All four of them were hanging out in this bar, three Australians, one kid from Switzerland — all traveling in an RV. Listening to their plans and their journey they've been on was absolutely amazing. They haven't had jobs in forever, they're just traveling, sleeping on couches, picking up jobs left and right just living by the penny. But they all seemed so happy, and so excited about the future. They spoke of their travels to Asia, France, Germany, Italy, and more...then about Vegas, LA, San Fran, Texas and more. They said everywhere they've been they've met the most amazing and friendly people and they wouldn't change it for anything in the world.

It was hard and it sucked without showering for weeks, and barely eating but in exchange they've seen a lot of this world that some of us will never see. I would love to travel, maybe not that much because I love being around my family too but geez how awesome would that be to see all those places and not have anything to worry about. I've been able to travel a little bit with my last two internships which is really nice but someone said this to me a few weeks back, "It's not really about what you have and where you are, it's about the people you're with and the person you're with...and if you don't have anyone to share that happiness with, then it means nothing." I definitely agree with that, I enjoy being by myself on occasion, it's a nice break from everyone else. But sharing these moments with people that you care about the most is one of a kind.

So with my usual philosophical ending to my posts, here goes — keep your loved ones close, travel, but find someone you can share that happiness with because it really does make a difference. Life isn't all about money and jobs and all that stuff, it's about who you're with and love that really makes it worth while. Faith. It's all about faith :)

Everyday I wake up, I realize this more and more and even though I've thought about this before, things are really starting to sink in and make sense. Shoo, another serious talk :) San Francisco is amazing...

p.s. we saw UP in 3D tonight and it was the shiz twiz.