It’s crazy to think how far I’ve come over the past 7+ years. The ups and the downs and everything else in-between. It’s been one wild ride that I would not trade away for the world. Seven and a half years is an extraordinary amount of time to focus on such a goal. Some would say it’s a waste of ones time. But I’ve learned so much over the years both useless and meaningful. Nuggets of information you can’t simply learn in the confines of a classroom or anywhere else for that matter. This journey has made me a stronger willed person and a better man and whatever I do in the future is going to benefit greatly from the ride I sacrificed everything to achieve, that I know. This is only the beginning for me. Until that day comes, I still have this mountain to climb and just like the last seven and a half years, all my attention and focus is on the goal. Nothing else.
I wake up fueled by adrenaline to get to the finish line. It keeps me awake on occasion. I can’t help it, I just want it so badly! After all these years I’m still hungry as ever, foaming from the mouth like a rabid animal. This has become far more than just a gaming goal to me, it has taken on a life of its own. I get asked a lot about how I’ve managed to get my score so high. Note the sacrifice everything part.
The light at the end of the tunnel is brighter than ever for me. It looks so incredible, even from a distance. I think about it a lot. It appears almost close enough to grab and believe me, I’d grab it if I could – if only it were that easy. Then again, the climb up the mountain top would not be worth traversing if easy was a way to define it once the story is written.
This final 130,000 is going to be nuts!! And I will put everything I have left into it. This is more than likely my swan song and I hope it’s a song you can appreciate. 3>