So last night I went out to the #PressStartATL event hosted by Controllerise. DOPE vibes. Hip-Hop, Anime, Video Games, Food. @MicxSic always holding it down emceeing, @stlndrms cookin' up the musical funk & other impressive talents take their turn to impress an already pleased crowd. @takamarugaiden was in the building holding down the entry. Super chill. Definitely catch them on Monday's at the Monday Night Brewery Garage, 9:30pm. It'll be worth your time.
It was my first time at that venue, as it had been a while since I had been back to one of their events... and sheesh! What a nice surprise. Really impressed with the space & their execution. Anyway, I found myself in quite a peculiar vibe. I was marveled by the simple things. Observing the minutiae of the venue & it's aesthetics. People watching, just a bit. Dancing in my own little bubble, watching the anime projected onto the fake mantelpiece animal heads on the wall. I didn't read into it too much. Oh and there were these two comfy & stylish armchairs just inside the entryway too. I have no idea why I felt so compelled to try them both.
I was tickled by an interaction that was seemingly pure, yet awkward & uncertain. I was dumbfounded by another interaction, with it's frank & unrestricted certainty. I found peace in the music, in the movement. I found peace in not wanting to stand out... to enjoy my space while still sharing space with others. Just having fun moving, wiggling & jukin' about. There was even an e-sports coaching vendor set up, Walimu, which I found fascinating — considering the rise of e-sports across the globe right now & how the increasing demand for streaming video game competitions. For them, I think it's a wise approach worth exploring.
At some point when the will called, I made my way back outside. The front entryway to this establishment was spot on. I truly enjoyed the setup. A touch of nature & ambience. Greenery, cozy sitting spaces, a bench, log seats. To my surprise, it was all conveniently placed right next to the boardwalk.
I made my way over, & simply started walking. I had no interests in going far, but I had no desire to stop myself either. I simply wanted to move & be at peace with the moment.
There, walking with myself, I reflected on life once more. I laughed at the silly things I have done, like getting in my own way. I forgave myself of some foolish mistakes. I resolved myself in some decisions I made. I gazed upon the mural painted by @Migueldoesart. I steadied my mind & visualized the future. With an infinite number of directions I could take, some paths seemed clearer than others. Fewer seemed viable. One was most desirable.
The path that seems it would provide me with the utmost fulfillment, in some ways, seems to be the path in which I am quickest to erect a multitude of barriers. "Well, there's this.." and "Oh but there's that..." I have quickly dissuaded myself. Here I am, a Freelance Entrepreneur, not even working for anyone else currently, & still I find ways to fathom how something I'm fully capable of doing is not possible.
Surely, I know that it is indeed. Though that too, seems to give pause for what would be an unrelenting forward momentum towards the end goal. The Pros & Cons are sometimes truly difficult to weigh when it comes to deciding on how our life may unfold.
Thinking of that, brought to mind a quote that I have come to truly respect & acknowledge:
“I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations — one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it — you will regret both.” ― Soren Kierkegaard (Either/Or: A Fragment of Life)
All the Best,
Sean aka Mr. Wildenfree
It’s wise to be cautious & considerate, it’s unwise to fall victim to the symptoms of chronic fear & fear-mongering.