2011 has been the craziest year of my life. It has been absolutely amazing and absolutely horrible. My experiences this year have been overwhelmingly intense - but because there have been so many of them, compacted in such a short amount of time, the experiences/memories I’d normally NEVER FORGET have easily been swept under the rug and forgotten about.
This is a time in my life that I want to remember. I’m here to share some of my experiences.
My story is odd, as is my life. To keep it short: over the past 10 months, I’ve (in no particular order): started a company, filed a patent, been sued, fought with lawyers, flown around the country, flown in zero-gravity with NASA, researched extraterrestrial life, played drums in a band, learned the entire US legal system, hosted a radio show, fought technology thieves, been on CNN & NPR, been to the White House, moved to NYC, graduated college, demoed my invention at All Things D…………and so much more.
Life’s insane. From all this, I’ve learned: to trust no one, to keep pushing, to never give up, to take risks, and to believe in myself even when no one else does.
I’ll end with this Apple quote, just because it resonates with me so much.
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll try to post only when I REALLY have something to say. No BS.