Rest In Peace Steve Jobs

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I feel very compelled to write a post today that has zero to do with trends, fabric, patterns or fashion in general. Today, an Iconic man died. Steve Jobs was an amazing entrepreneur and his developments in technology changed my generation and future generations forever. I am not one who has been an avid apple follower since the beginning, I jumped on the ipod bandwagon just back in 2007. It's not the apple products or the pixar movies that remind me to stop and pay a moment of silence to this iconic man, it's his words.

My very last semester in college I was forced to take a career development course. My instructor, a very interesting character, had a piss poor syllabus. All we ever did was read each other's resumes and then edit them. I skipped every class allowable without failing. However, I did show up one day, probably a day that will transform the rest of my life.

My Instructor showed us a video of Steve Jobs making a commencement speech at the Standford  graduation in 2005. Steve stood before this class and told them that never graduating college (great as I'm finishing you tell me), and being fired from apple were the best catalysts in his life and he was more successful because of them.

I had goosebumps by the end of his 14 minute video. He spoke from the heart and what felt like was directly to me. He reminds us all to "Stay Hungry [and] Stay Foolish." After seeing that video it allowed me to reevaluate everything I was planning in my life. It's not like I was anywhere close to figuring it out, but I felt comfort in knowing that things would in fact work themselves out. I made a vow to always follow my true passions and to always above all be true to myself. Along this bumpy path of life, we get caught up doing things we don't enjoy and sometimes loose sight of what we love. When I feel myself slipping away from my passions I pull up this video and let Steve talk me through it.

I know he will never read this, and it is very unlikely any of his kin will either, but I would like to extend a solemn "Thank You" to Steve Jobs. A man who changed the world as we know it and who's wise words keep me on track. I hope you will watch this video and gain some motivation from it as I have.


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