From Inception, but applies to my inner thoughts: “Do you want to take a leap of faith? Or become an old man, filled with regret, waiting to die alone?”
It’s about time I updated this. I had a great birthday this year which was spent back home with friends and family. I was extremely happy to see my mom again after her safe return from Nigeria. I have been reading, spending time in the library, spending time in the gym, and just started summer school. Austin is always a weird place for me during the summer, as many people disappear. Natalie is packing up for Dallas, and some others have already left. Soon it will be my turn. We did all get to enjoy some s’mores early last week at Miss Butka’s, had a nice dinner reunion with De, and in the past 3 weeks I have seen Thor, Bridesmaids, Hangover 2, and X-Men: First Class. Not one of these movies disappointed me (though both Bridesmaids and Hangover 2 got a little cheesy during the ending scenes). I recommend all 4 of these movies. In particular, X-Men: First Class restored my faith in the films after I was very let down by X-Men: The Last Stand. Maybe Last Stand wasn’t a bad movie (I only saw it once back then), but there were some changes to characters and the actual source material that I didn’t like. This new movie also had changes, but it was just so well done that I had no major complaints. I spent Saturday floating the river in New Braunfels with several friends, old and new. I had a great time and was glad I was able to make it out. Sunday for the first time I attended GMZ church in Austin with Gloria. Besides getting to enjoy her company, it was definitely worth the trip. There was a good message about relationships and temptation, which helped strengthen how I feel about the issues. Regardless of your religious views, I think there was a message here for everyone about saying no to the bad temptations in your life. As of last week, I am part of an Android development team, so now really stay tuned for apps and completed new projects. On a side note, I think many things can work out if people are willing to just keep trying, whether it be building a good relationship, your schoolwork, your career, your hobbies. I believe that all it really takes is some kind of effort to make things happen the way we need them to in life. Maybe I’m just spouting out nonsense again, or maybe I am speaking my advice from the heart directly to someone. Who knows the real answer besides me? Oh well, time and patience will give me the wisdom to make the right decision, and hopefully these words and time will help others too in their choices. I’m going to try to do things right this time, because it has been a long time since I felt the possibility of something being real. My advice to everyone: It’s not just about building a relationship/career/hobby, but rather about building the right one. This is just my opinion. I have seen and personally experienced too many good things come to an end in the last few years, and I have learned a lot from these experiences. Remember all, it’s your life, and if you don’t like how things are then take the steps to fix it, whatever part of your life the issue is in. After an important movie night and talk last week, I am completely at ease now. The vagueness behind some of this will be explained at a later date. I also apologize for the lack of pictures this time. Until next time everyone.
Songs of this post:
Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes. It just felt appropriate with my life and the Texas heat.
“and I want to walk around with you…”
Sade – The Moon and the Sky. This is my favorite song from her recent album. She is coming to Dallas in July and it could be my chance to see her live. She is a legend.