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One Foot in Front of the Other

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footprints in sand

I stopped for a second from working on a huge project to say I am working on a huge project. Between interviewing and volunteering, I have been focused on one of a series of ideas that I’ve been wanting to work on for the last few years. To be honest, I realize more everyday that the older I get, the less time I have to do the things I most deeply believe in. So, I am working on my discipline, and the progress I’m making on this project gives me encouragement.

Other sources of encouragement come from a professor at my alma mater, and a man near the top of the academic US foreign policy establishment. With the support of these two very busy people, I trudge forward, digging out one teaspoon at a time. My goal is to create something that will help people navigate the laws which govern their day to day lives and at the same time, hold the people who make those laws more accountable.

The thing about this project is that it is only a warm up for some other projects I am planning with a similar focus. I decided to start with this one because it acquaints me with processes and language that I’ll need to have a better understanding of when I move onto other projects.

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Written by Interviewer

July 22, 2013 at 05:22

Posted in Scratchpad

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