Before I get into today’s blog post, I personally want to thank everyone for taking the time to stop by and read my blog starting on Tuesday. I realize this is a new blog and it’s awesome to see in my stats that people are clicking on my site. The feeling from seeing these results has been humbling and motivating. Please feel free to leave comments! Now for what’s on my mind…

On Tuesday, I posted a blog about fighting for the dream and how we have to keep going. I know I wrote that I would blog about my personal experience but something happened after I posted that blog that I feel takes a bit more precedence for today’s post.

Within a few hours of posting Tuesday’s blog, a tweet appeared in my newsfeed with a RIP reference for the rapper @HeavyD.

My first thought was, “No way, he’s gotta be young…what 40’s?” With a certain amount of disbelief, I looked it up to find out that HeavyD had passed away suddenly after being rushed to the hospital. Again, this all happened the same day that I posted my first blog in nearly five months.

Why is that so important to me? Back on October 6th I woke up fine in the morning. That night, my left leg swelled about two times its size and I was rushed to the hospital. That morning I had no idea that would later be diagnosed with a DVT by Saturday. (Again, I’ll post a more detailed blog in the coming days about this.) I went back and read Tuesday’s blog post again I ended my blog about having no guarantees. We need to get going and take action on our dreams! If you find that you easily put off writing then think about how much you want that dream to come true – that feeling of finishing the novel. No matter the quality yet but just getting it done. What a feeling that would be! (I speak from my own experience here.)

What struck me is that is Heavy D died so young at the age of 44 and so suddenly. When he woke up that morning, I’m sure he had a list of things he wanted to do and some dreams he wanted to tackle. Do you? I know I do.

One more thing, if you check out @HeavyD on Twitter you’ll see an amazing last tweet. It is simply, “BE INSPIRED”. What an awesome last tweet. Let’s be inspired by that and get moving. Take action on your dream.

Now I need to go put my own words into action and get writing that novel stuck in my head. How about you?

11/10/2011 06:54:50 pm

Uncanny, the timing of this post. I just wrote an essay about following dreams, whether or not it is really worth our precious time (tick, tick)... I've been wondering if, rather than always working to make a lofty, somewhere-of-in-the-future dream come true, I should instead let it go and be content. Be more "present." The truth, I guess, is that we should manage both realities, simultaneously. Still tho what you've written here is something I needed to read. Thanks for the encouragement.


~ c

(not to push that post but if you're interested, you'll find the link in my Twitter timeline.)

11/14/2011 08:41:33 am

Hi Crystal,
I was surprised as well to see that Heavy D had passed away. I knew he was only a few years older than me, so young and yet he was able to accomplish so much in his lifetime.

11/15/2011 06:39:38 am

Thank you very much for your reply and blessings. Please feel free to post a link to your blog when it pertains to the blog post topic! I'm hoping you are well on your way and staying encouraged. There's always ups and downs but we can get there each small step of the way!
Thank you also for your reply. HeavyD was young. You make a great point that he accomplished so much while young. I wonder what else he may have wanted to do. Either way, he definitely left this world encouraging me to get moving on some goals!


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