(noun) steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
I think I’m losing much of it.
I really have changed.
Back then, I could spend hours everyday spamming the piano, or jump into freezing water everyday at 7am to practice for a meet (I’m a giant belly flopper =P), or coding for 8 hours straight everyday for 2 months (Project Brainless), or spending hours on Wikipedia reading about chess opening theories, or going to orchestra rehearsals every Saturday morning, and waking up at 5am for morning jogs.
Nowadays, I’ve gotten way too lazy. All the half finished projects. Always something more “interesting” coming along. And I end up not finishing anything. I’ve also deserted the piano and the saxophone, and half of my other hobbies, and just “be the rest of us” everyday.
I did a lot of crazy things in the past. But I don’t want to live in past tense.
There is no short of people doing crazy things around me, and I have a lot of respect for them.
I know someone who has composed STACKS of music, someone who owns a freakin store on facebook, someone who can probably play tetris blindfolded, someone who can successfully ask out and dump a girl 5 times before I even realize it, someone who has been making money and supporting his/her family since gr 8, someone who can draw Sailor Moon characters better than what you see on TV, someone who can make photo-realistic drawings using MS Paint pixel by pixel… the list goes on.
Coming to think of it, everyone is doing something crazy, in one way or another.
With all these great friends, I feel like I’m just tagging along. Not contributing my share of craziness to the world.
This will be changed. Starting this summer. I need to set goals for myself. As cliche as that sounds, I’ve never really done that. I’ll give it a try.
How about. La Campanella?
8 months. I know a few people who can probably master it while taking a dump, but for me it would be a feat. I need some practice with long jumps.
If I don’t follow up with it in 4 months, I’ve probably failed miserably. Feel free to laugh then :).
EDIT: link fixed.