It's been a very difficult month. From an exhaustng weekend trip with nerdcore's finest, to starting a brand new job teaching, I really had to take a step back and ask myself whether or not I was ready to commit to such a large project.
About 3 weeks ago, i began building the costume for the giant (SPOILER!) robot mech that appears near the end of the film. Have you ever had a dream or a goal that seemed unattainable? This was begining to seem that way.
Like PaRappa said, "You gotta believe". Simply believing in your skills, talents, strengths and desires will take you a long way.
An old friend from college once had a message on her voice mail that said, "Hard work will win over talent, when talent refuses to work hard." I'm really not sure that is her original quote, or if she got it from someone else. But I have never forgotten that statement. Every day it is so bizarre and strange how that automatically pops into my mind. I don't have to try to recall it, it is just there, written in indelible ink, engraved into my daily thought patterns. It's even caused me to spaz out on girlfriends who in my mind were "holding me back". True insanity. But sometimes you have to be insane to take on a task like this.
The greatest tragedy is the millions of people each day that give up on their dreams and goals because they fail to persevere through the hard times to reach the end. Many give up just before they have reached a point of seeing their dreams become a reality.
"Well, I'm not going home. I'm going to get on that boat, and I'm going to kick Bisons ass so hard, the next Bison wanna be is going to feel it. Now, who wants to go home, and who wants to go with me!!" - Col. William Guile Street Fighter 1994