Via Generation Stuck By Nate Goldman July 19, 2012
I am a young just 30 who didn’t know who I was, who went back to school and came out during the recession and found walls and rock blocking my way. These were not of my making but of all of our reality. I thought I could make those dreams we seek real but then reality told me that I could not and for a time I thought that was so. Now years later I think it is time to renew my faith again, not in the same dream but a new one, not better but different, educated from heartbreak and failure, made clear from a better understanding of who I am, what is possible and where the first finish line lies. I seek to turn away from the shade, Evan Esar once said “hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment” but to fall is not to fail, to fall is to learn and that is my basis for hope, it is no veneer when you embrace it, emphatically, it is your promise to keep on for that brighter day.
For context I have a business degree and went back to school to study advertising in 2008. When I finished the economy was a mess and I couldn’t find work. Since then I have done a lot of small things, worked full-time in some roles but nothing ever stuck. So I have recently began to re-evaluate what I want and what I don’t. This is a process that has in some ways taken too long but in reality is a never ending process. Choices need to be made and I am about to make them so that the road ahead is known and I can focus on dealing with the roadblocks that will be in my way.
Here’s to the horizon, where the future shimmers waiting to be touched,