And to know that all of the hard work you’ve been doing for so long is finally paying off. Those nights you felt miserable because you were 21 years old and couldn’t go out to any parties because you had to work at 4 o’clock in the morning; the times when you were asked what clubs or bars you like to go to and you really had no answer because you do not go out; the times you and your friends were comparing fun stories and you’re coming up just a bit short; it’s all worth it now.
To know that the time, effort and dedication you put into something is finally leading to good things is such a great feeling. I never got to be an irresponsible kid, I always had to work very hard and the only thing driving me was the idea that one day I’d be successful. It took me some time to realize what success, to me, is. And it took me even more time to realize that being responsible is a good thing. That MTV shows are fun to watch, but maybe not so much fun to live out. That by being responsible and working hard, rewards would come.
I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 5 years now and it killed me to see people who just moved here acclimate so well, without even seemingly try. But I realize now that we all have our paths. Some are short and sweet, and some are long and narrow. The thing is, we just have to never stop trying and always have that drive. You have to define your own success. You have to see what you offer the world and be willing to wait to share it. Let your talents manifest and grow until the world is ready to see. Then fucking blow them away.