Thursday, February 21, 2013

Your Dreams, or Theirs?

I moved to down to Southern California knowing exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to write. I wanted to act. I wanted to inspire people and occasionally make them laugh. So I gathered my small life and without a solid plan made the long journey in pursuit of my dreams. Oh, I forgot to mention that I gave up a rather promising and bright future as a doctor.

I was on the fast track to becoming a (hopefully) world renowned trauma surgeon, but decided to put it on the back burner for something that has also been a childhood dream of mine. As it turns out, I've met a lot of people in LA ( believe it or not) who genuinely support me. I had a rare opportunity to meet a man by the name of Bobcat Goldthwait ( you can Google him if you like) at a live podcast show in Hollywood recently. Although he was speaking to a friend at the time, the advice he gave struck a nerve with me.

He said " You gotta quit at a few things in life to get what you want. You gotta quit and quit and quit until you wind up in a place that you never want to leave."

He was right. Making the decision to leave my comfortable secure life in Northern California was hard. Probably one of the toughest decisions I have had to make. Ever. However, I am glad that I did, for now I am in such a place in my life where I know things can and will only get better. And I don't ever want to leave.

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