“…we all need to be aware of our personal calling. What is a personal calling? It is God’s blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. However, we don’t all have the courage to confront our own dream.” ~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
It’s 2am, I’m up watching one of my favorite TV shows, Sons of Anarchy (have a bit of a crush on the actor who plays Jax). As I am watching, I turn on my laptop to pop-in on the social media circuit just to check the news, culture, lifestyle, art and fashion updates that are being tweeted around the world, follow me @CityMuseMag (tsk, tsk, tsk, I know shameless plug).
First bit of “shocking but we all knew it would come to this” news was to read about Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, has submitted his resignation letter to the Apple Board of Directors and to the Apple community. Of course with the state the economy has been in for the last couple of years, unfortunately I’m typing on an ACER notebook laptop. What?? the ACER is cute and it works for my current writing, research, and building my magazine/blog needs.
Anyway I quickly breezed through Steve Jobs bio. I didn’t know that his biological parents had him while they were still in college and put him up for adoption. His biological parents made his adoptive parents promise that they would send their son to college. Although he stayed in college for 1 semester then dropped out to spend time learning about Eastern spirituality. He then comes back to work with his friend Woz in building the first Apple Computer.
Steve Jobs personal calling was becoming this business magnet, inventor, and visionary genius that has changed technology. From personal computers with Apple II and Macintosh, music with iPod and iTunes, phone with iPhone to animation with Pixar. Steve Jobs was an adopted middle-class hippie kid with no college education who has built a computer empire and becoming a multimillionaire within years. I’m sure he has plenty of new visions for Apple that will have its competitors on their toes.
After re-tweeting the articles I have read and still watching Sons of Anarchy. I’m inspired by all the articles I read but most importantly all the independent bloggers who have followed their true destiny and held strong to their passions, so I will turn off my laptop to turn on my NOOK color (which I LOVE! sorry Apple, LOL) to re-read a few beginning pages of Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist.”
It’s now 3:42am, I’ll read until I fall back to sleep.
To be continued…