I was talking to my friend last night and we were watching one of Apple’s video previews of Mac OS X 10.7 (aka Lion). It was the one where Apple’s demonstrating the various gestures that are being incorporated into the new OS…very similar to the iPad except you use the trackpad and not the screen. Pretty cool stuff.
I’ve known my friend (let’s call him…Bill) has been wanting to do computer programming since I’ve met him. We’ve talked about it and working at Apple (or Nintendo) and things like that.
But last night as we watched that video, he told me again…but it was different. I don’t know if it was different for him, but it was different for me. Suddenly it was like I could see what he saw. I could feel what he felt about his dream. You could hear it in the tone of his voice…the drive, the focus, the fear, the uncertainty.
I think he’s found his calling. I think he’s known it for a while actually, but now I think I really understand.
Truth be told, I am a tad bit envious :) I want that. I want to find that thing that I am so driven to do that I’m willing to do whatever it takes to have it -to make it real.
I know dreams can change. And the path isn’t always the way we think it is. But he’s got what another good friend of mine has - that willingness to pursue their dream because it’s what they’re MEANT TO DO.
He’s gonna do it.
I wish I could find the words to describe how excited I am about his dream. How emotional it makes me for some reason. How unbelievably happy I am…but I can’t find the right ones. It was just such a cool moment.
No matter WHAT he does, he’s gonna be SOMEBODY.