Dreams get dashed all the time

Well, this Friday I had most of my plans for 2011 blow up in my face because of stuff in my personal life.  I thought my dreams were destroyed and that I wouldn’t be able to do anything about it.  I went to bed early with a good book and got a good nights sleep.

I woke up yesterday and decided my dreams are too good to let go of.  So I came up with a new plan.  And more importantly, I realized that dreams get dashed all of the time.  And plans get disrupted regularly.  I told myself that if I care about what I am doing, I will pick myself up and figure it out.  So I called my family and asked for help.  I sat down with my wife and made a new plan.  And most importantly, I realized I can keep developing and working on my website like nothing ever happened.  Things will be different after it launches, but nothing is stopping me from finishing it up and testing in the wild.

Today, I called a cool guy named Jon and got some pointers on payment processing.  I was lost starting out and he helped get me going in the right direction.  He didn’t know about the crapfest I had been through, but his willingness to help made me feel better about the future.  And last but not least, all of the people that reached out on Twitter with a kind word made a difference.  Trying to change the world is hard enough and I am glad people are there when you need them, even when you don’t ask for their help.

I hope I can repay the favor.  Cheers to you all.