-- Three years ago I worked at a pizza place in Woodbridge, VA.-- I had an incomplete biology degree. Student loan debt. No car. A history of unfinished projects, failures and half-assed attempts.
During this period I stopped creating.
I lost interest in drawing, writing, designing, sculpting, programming, soldering, sawing, hammering, taking shit apart. BUILDING.
I lost interest in the one thing that enabled me to MYTHOLOGIZE MY LIFE. The one thing I had complete control over.
Instead; I read everyone else's opinion. I watched everyone else's shit. I used technology created by someone more intelligent than I.
I began living someone else's myth.
One day at work I made a STUPID BET with my friend that I could take a random word - "Peargorg" or " Pear Gorganzola" (the name of a pizza we made) and turn it into a recognizable brand name/style.
We laughed about it. He probably forgot about it.
I couldn't stop thinking about it.
I remember thinking, "If I could somehow pull this off, it would make an epic story." The kind of ambitious declaration people make when they are shit-faced with their friends, temporarily bursting with enthusiasm and motivation.
The kind of momentary passion that flares up and dies every night in bars across America.
No one held accountable the next day.
What kind of person would actually have the determination go through with something so improbable?
I had no idea.
BUT I KNEW I NEEDED TO BECOME THIS KIND OF PERSON.
PART 2 COMING SOON. #sketchbook#moleskine#sketchbookpro#micron#drawing#motivation#persistence#keepgoing#inktober
The best way to truly understand something is to do so on your own time, on your own terms, using tools of your own invention.
When you fail you learn.
After a period of failure you have a library of information built up - what worked, what didn't, what was inconsistent, etc.
This information was gained from personal experience so it's natural to navigate, tweak, play with - IT'S YOURS.