This is my 300th blog post!
And I believe it's only fitting to refer to my very first blog post.
I posted it on Friday, December 4, 2009 and received seven comments below it.
And while my agent might have changed...one thing hasn't....I'm still writing on my MacBook.
Of course, I'm still writing on that MacBook because Steve Jobs has changed the world forever with his inventions. It was with his products that I revised the first book I sold, drafted and wrote my second book and listened to the soundtracks that provided me inspiration for everything I wrote. My writing is dependent on my MacBook and Ipod and it's with his products that I was able to chase after my dreams.
I teach Longfellow's poem "A Psalm of Life" with my students when we do transcendentalist writers. We happened to read it this Tuesday and there's always a few students who are very moved by it and take home the photocopies I make from the book. One year a girl told me she hung it up in her bedroom for inspiration. Longfellow talks about our time on earth and how it goes by fast. He says that we shouldn't follow everyone else, that we need to be the hero. We need to make something of our lives and better it every single day, so that we can inspire future generations.
If you haven't seen Steve Jobs commencement video, watch it. Or you can read the words here. The words are so similar to the poem and the message is the same.
RIP Steve Jobs...you'll be missed, but your legacy will live on and inspire others.