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Go bigger, I KNOW you can! 

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Moving to Indianapolis was a major milestone on the road to reaching my dreams. To be honest, My Dream has always been to be a rockstar on the largest of stages. Invoking wild senses of emotion in large crowds, touring the country, showcasing my skills to the masses, the fame, the money, the admiration, THE GIRLS!

… but a 4/32 on my fourth-grade rhythm test discouraged me from ever making music. This pencil and paper though, my super power in life wasn’t audio related, Nah. What I possess is the ability to express an idea and sense of emotion visually. Then I found a way to do this at lightning speeds with a computer. I knew I had found my path in life, making impactful visuals with my brain and laptop.

Finding a path is hard enough for most of us. Those of us lucky enough to find a path in life too often stop there, at simply finding a path, any path. We cling to this discovered path as some sense of direction to ground us and let it do just that. Ground us from actually traveling the entire path.

Remember when you dreamed of driving somewhere as a kid before you ever knew what driving was actually like? Was it in a 4-door sedan going 60 in a 55, safely traveling along the right lane of a highway you’ve driven every day, cautiously looking for any upcoming dangers. HELL fucking NO. At least not for me. That dream for me was more like “me in an Abrams tank, head poked out the top, flying at dangerous speeds, making my own path by blowing up anything in my way like I’m on my 20th round of twisted metal and just don’t give a damn what’s in my way.

While we all have to grow up and let go of lots of our immaturities as we go down our individual paths, that sense of progress cannot be our only measurement for success. Are you doing something you can brag about? Is anything you’re doing, dream worthy?  If someone said they were gonna pack their office up into one bag and travel the country while working remotely, would you say, “they’re dreaming” or … “that’s a mature decision”?

This is what I’ve done. I’ve been traveling full-time since August and have made it from one side of the country to the other. I’m a nomad by design. I never gave up on those rockstar dreams even though I can’t play a lick of music. But I’ve used my talents with a camera and a computer to invoke emotions and actions in large audiences for clients. You can keep the fame. Social media gave me a taste of what it’s like to have your own reality show, and I quit that Facebook show quickly. As for the money, I don’t think I’ll ever stop chasing the Benjamins. But it’s not about making it rain anymore, it’s about using it to go bigger and to collect adventures, memories, and new challenging experiences.  I will always seek the admiration of my peers and competitors, the design world doesn’t have a Hall of fame (yet), but when it does, I hope my work can some day hang proudly next to the greats. And as to the reason we do everything in this world… the girls. Oh, how my life has changed since I found the right girl. She’s a drop dead gorgeous babe of all babes, with a knack for homemaking, caretaking and provides the type of love every family needs. But, most importantly, we share the same dreams. Dreams of independence, freedom, and most importantly dreams of adventuring and touring the country together. 

It seems selfish to brag about where I’m at and where my path is taking me but I want you to brag too. Quit settling for anything less than your dreams. Stop doing it real little!  GO Big! Real big! Because all of you, everyone I’ve ever spent time with, have inspired me to go big!

-TR

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