The day is just coming to an end here. I have barely scraped the surface but I can say this much. It was an interesting day of networking. Meeting contacts both new and old. Sitting down with a friend from across the water and just chatting for two hours.
But I did skip over the most mind blowing bit.
I stepped onto the campus (or least a small piece) and entered a simple building. The realization of where I was finally hit me. I was standing inside the Head Office of Microsoft.
I turned about and had to just touch the very word “Microsoft” on the wall. I almost broke down in tears. Yes tears of joy.
Am I being silly? Maybe to you I am. But for me I suddenly realized part of my dream was coming true. Somewhere in the back of my mind was a little voice saying “If you got this far, doesn’t that suggest the whole dream MIGHT actually come true?”
Whether that part does happen isn’t relevant. I set a goal, I dreamed of that goal (Yes I mean falling asleep I actually DREAMT of that day) and actually saw a piece of it come real.
Emotion overtook me. I did not drop down and embarrass anybody or Microsoft, but I did almost break down and cry. It meant THAT much to me, to have gotten this far. To realize EFFORT does REWARD. 🙂
Then later in the day to meet other friends and just start chatting and have ideas pop into your head, to feel your synapses popping about. It was a long and wonderful day.
Tomorrow is my Birthday. I get to spend my birthday getting inspiration in Redmond. *sigh*
What a Cool Birthday present
The Energized Tech