Over the holiday, I watched “Meet the Robinsons”. I was looking forward to watching it for some time (ever since I saw the T Rex say “I have a big head, and little arms”…genius writing) It was, a really great movie. Not gonna lie either…I almost cried at the end when everything was coming together for the main character, Lewis. (Yeah so?! I’m not gonna front) =P
Anyway, Lewis’ main motto in the movie was “Keep moving forward”. No matter what mistakes you make, or however you’ve failed, you must keep moving forward. Never quit, never turn it into anger at others or yourself. Turned out it was taken from a quote from Walt Disney himself.
“Keep moving forward” Yeah, I know it was probably a movie aimed at 12 yr olds, but I’ll take my lessons and advice where I can get them. Seemed fitting what w/ it being the end of the year and stuff.
Somehow another year has gotten by me. It’s amazing how time can pass by so quickly, while feeling so slow at times.
So like, I do this thing on any given day, where I think back to where I was one yr ago. I don’t know why, but I get some kind of satisfaction out of examining the difference. Today is no different. It’s just another day, but according to our calendar, dates must now end with Zero Eight, rather than Zero Seven. Therefore, I do reflect on where I was, one year ago, and how to keep moving forward.
What was only 12 months, feels like a long time ago. In that time, I had some amazing highs, and some pathetic, shameful lows. But what would a year in ones’ life be w/out those ups and downs? All I can do is acknowledge the change, pray that I learned something from the progression, and of course….be thankful for all that was given to me when I probably didn’t deserve it.
And so, another yearly round of “thank you”s…
First, thank you to the fans across the world for another exciting year of growth in this dream of ours. Your support is unbelievable. Thank you Gracie for making this city feel a little more like home. Thank you Jessica for skipping meals w/ your family to grab AU w/ us. Thank you Carolyn for awesome Japanese game shows. Thank you to all the organizers of the final stretch of tours for believing in us. Thank you Jason and JR for your heart and dedication in carrying on Ascension. Thank you Nita for always calling (I’m never annoyed). Thank you Henry for the econ advice. Thank you Tim and Jesse for always reminding me of simpler times. Thank you Allen for getting your masters (haha, school is great). Thank you Carmen for being critical. Thank you Jennifer for chatting while at work. Thank you Naho for inspiring me through your strength. Thank you Angela for the balloon. Thank you Tom for introducing us to KT Cafe, and for your hustle. Thank you Jeh for picking up after me where I fall short. Thank you Mel for keeping me close, and keeping me in check. Thank you Wes for your talent, your friendship, and listening to my emo-ness. Thank you Ted for setting an example to work towards, truly believing in this path, and for Excel. Thank you Julia, for your care, support , and patience through one of the most difficult times in my life, and for giving me more than I gave you…
Again I’m inspired, amazed, and humbled by you all. Thank you.
What more can I say?