I’m almost twenty four years old. A fragile age indeed; I have yet to conquer all the good and the bad that life can throw at me. But I’ve seen things, I’ve done things. Scars have been inflicted upon my body and soul. I’ve kept secrets, I’ve nurtured bizarre dreams and fantasies until they became demons. I’ve lost more battles than I can count…
And I’ve fallen… time and time again…
And yet… it’s not the fall that breaks most people. It’s the fear that they’ll never rise up again.
We fall because we need to see how far we can go. Only by testing our limits do we reach beyond them, only by fighting a lot of impossible battles do we defeat insurmountable odds.
Experience is a long list of failures. One defeat at a time, we survive, we fight on, we become better, faster, and stronger. We evolve.
We fall and we pick ourselves up. We fall again, with more grace than we previously thought possible. We learn, yet we never become perfect. If you live your life just the way you want to, without taking silly precautions, you will fall. Again and again and again.
And never fall into the trap that you’ll reach a stage in your life when things will be different. If you take risks, if you push yourself, if you want more, you’ll fall.
Because venturing into the unknown is the riskiest business there is.
And never make the mistake of taking things for granted. Things change. People change. You change. Everything changes. So keep moving… never, ever stop. Don’t give up, don’t run away when it hurts.
There is only one final defeat in life.
Don’t hold on to the past, don’t wallow yourself in a future filled with crazy promises. Live in the present, be aware of your surroundings and exploit them the best you can.
The campaign failed to reach its goal. I have failed. I spent some time thinking about whether or not I’ll ever become the writer I always dreamed of becoming. If I will ever reach the stars that I have always kept my eyes on.
It wasn’t the fall that make me feel this way, but rather the fear that I will never pick myself up to try one more time. Just one more time… before I give up on this unrealistic dream.
So this is one of life’s toughest lessons. We have to try. If we don’t try, we fail by default.
One more try. One more go.
You never know.
If you want to help me reach my goal for this month (and the next), if you want me to keep on writing, if you enjoy what you read, if you think that I deserve to keep blogging, if you believe that my novel should get launched this year… properly edited and all that…
If you believe in all that… you can contribute any amount you see fit here. There are no special perks to the campaign, but anyone who contributes at least $50 will have a blog post reblogged on this website and will be featured as sponsor for the entire month of December.
Thank you all for all your help, support, comments, and for believing in me,