Friday, October 7, 2011

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

I have been so busy lately developing a brand new blog with my friend Natalie Kessler of Panera Bread Addict that I have neglected my own blog.  Although I am super excited about this new blog, which will chronicle our adventures in Columbus Town and High I have been a little torn.  I am not sure how to balance the two blogs…what the heck do I write about on one and not the other??? 

It sort of became pretty clear to me today after reading what I am about to share with you.  I love living in Columbus, Ohio and I will love every minute of writing about my experiences and I hope you love every minute of reading about it, but when things speak to me, whisper to my soul and pull on my heart strings my instinct is, and will always be to write about it on this blog. 

Fearless and Laughing is like my diary…I love writing when I can’t express my thoughts and feeling any other way and I love reading the comments that come back to me because it makes me feel like I am not alone in my thoughts.  With that being said I need to share with you all one of the most inspirational things I have come across in a long time. 

For some reason the death of Apple mastermind Steve Jobs has hit me hard.  It all started when I read an article about him stepping down as the CEO of Apple.  I was struck by his pure honesty and almost defeat when he said he had always promised that when the time came that he could no longer perform his duties as CEO then he would step down.  I can only imagine the despair he must have felt as he had to walk away from the company that defined him, the company that was his baby…I knew reading this that death must be the only thing pulling him away. 

He passed away Wednesday and as I was reading several articles about this mysterious and fascinating man I came across his Commencement Address to a graduating class at Stanford University in 2005. First I read it and was inspired to live the best life I possibly could for me…then I watched it and was brought to tears.  This brilliant man spoke such simple words yet the meaning behind them was and still is priceless. 

Check them out below and just try not to be as touched by his words as I was and still am. 

Commencement Address written and video

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