This year marks my 10 year High School Reunion, and I’m sure this will be an interesting event. Watching people compare their lives with their peers… Seeing who has done well… Seeing who has not… Seeing how Agnes burst out that 300lb cocoon of fat, braces, and think glasses to become jet beauty of the week… Seeing who reverted back to a Neanderthal… Seeing who is still reminiscing on the 4 touch downs they scored in a single game. Like I said…
This is going to be interesting.
But I won’t lie, I did take some time to think about the last ten years of my life, the ups, the downs, and the in-betweens. And I asked myself, “Is this where I wanted to be?” The answer is simple: Hell no! I was “conversating” with my boy the other day and he put it all into perspective. He asked the question… “Where is my David?”
I asked him to explain himself. He went on to say that David was one of Michelangelo’s greatest masterpieces and he created by the age of 25. Now I’ve done some great things in my day, but to create a sculpture that has been world renown for centuries has far surpassed that one legendary house party I threw that everybody came to.
Well, this is put up or shut up time. I could have taken time to do the usual stuff people do. Make excuses as to why I don’t have my masterpiece…my poor background, Michelangelo isn’t the norm, etc. But I decided to ask myself constructively why I hadn’t created my David, and I implore you to ask yourself the same. These are the reasons I feel like my David is still a huge block of marble…
1. No focus… I, like most people at this point in my life, spent a lot of time on delusions of grandeur. Not that dreams aren’t great. But stop dreaming and get to work. Time. “she keeps on passin’ me by”.
2. You slacker… I bet if anyone looks at their life they don’t realize just how much time their wasting. I mean you are reading a blog right now from a no-talent writer and I’m sure there is something more important you could be doing.
3. No plans… I don’t know how many times I have heard, “N!gga we about to be big on this scene!!!” Usually it surrounds the entertainment industry: Rapping, promoting etc. Like black people are only limited to that industry. (That’s another post entirely). And generally their plans are worse than the underpants gnomes.
4. Too much fear… But what if I fail? So what?!! Learn from it, get up, and keep it moving. Stop being a little Kobe ( it’s my new word for b!tch)
My fellow nerds what other advice do you have for me to inspire me to get my David done?
I’ll be back to read after I sit on the couch daydreaming about my many hustles that I won’t write down because I don’t feel like it and I’m too scared to try.
– Trillionaire Wood a*k*a Wood the Great.