You know, what with the whole “watching your kids grow and succeed” part of parenthood.
Everyone’s going and making it big, or at least starting to. I’ve seen people progress, develop, grow in skill and personality, and now some are picking up those gains and throwing them towards a new goal. Something a lot higher than they would’ve imagined they’d aim a couple of years ago. It feels great to see people growing like that, and it also gives me hope. Maybe I can be like them one day.
An example most of my readers should know is Mark. He’s turned into a great writer, has already published a book on Amazon, and is now working on setting up a KickStarter to fund the grand advertising campaign he’s planning for his next book. Just, wow, that guy’s going places. He’s said it himself too, not too long ago he was mostly an introvert, afraid of putting himself out there, and not at all confident in his steps. But look at him now, working hard, doing great, he may very well make it!
Oh and there’s Risk of Rain dev (hopoo), too. He’s actively taken part in a gamedev community I hang out in for a long time now, made a really nice alpha for his game that got a lot of attention, and now he’s started a KickStarter to full-out turn it into a top-notch game! Only four days in, and he’s already got it over 80% funded! The guy’s a great gamedev, and a good artist to boot! He probably started out just like I did, and he’s gotten hella far already.
Let these people be an inspiration to all of us!