To thine own self be true

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It’s not a big surprise to many of my long time readers that I am a huge fan of Shakespeare and British/imperial/colonial history. I owe most of that to the copious (meaning: shitload) amount of reading, theatre, history and other liberal arts electives while at the University of Florida. Where, after two degrees, I graduated perfectly unemployable.

I am done for the year. Yesterday was my last office day, 407-536-VLAD will be redirected to someone else at work and I will catch up with you all at some point in January 2014.

ludaOne of the things I wish I knew when I was 22 would be that life is not fair. And so long as you know the rules and choose not to play by them, it’s your own damn fault for missing opportunities in life. When I was done with Gainesville I could have gone to Silicon Valley – but I didn’t. My bad. Would have been fun to be a part of the .com bust and resurgence. I’ve done pretty damn incredible even without it. But I’m not one of those “in spite of all my struggles I wouldn’t change a thing because without it I wouldn’t be who I am today” dumb jocks and rappers say after overcoming a bit of adversity. If I had a rocket launcher for all my dumbass mistakes I wouldn’t have any hair left.

Point being, you rarely get second chances in life to be a part of something amazing. I feel like I have a tremendous opportunity to do something incredible and I’m going for it even though it’s not the most conservative/safe thing in the world.

So I’m gonna go work on something else for a while. Not an IT thing so don’t worry, this blog will continue to be the ongoing massacre of the Kings English. Except for Shakespeare:

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

Usually the only thing stopping us from achieving our potential is our own internal argument. All you have to do is change your mind.