‘Run while you have to, stop when you can’

Some perspective, thanks to Brett Terpstra:

I’ve come to a point in my life where I can afford nice computers, good scotch and a great view of the leaves changing colors across the hills and bluffs of Southeastern Minnesota. My wife and I can afford to take good care of our pets, and I can afford to take better care of myself. I honestly never would have guessed I’d get to this point.

He continues,

Maybe you haven’t been as lucky. Maybe you haven’t been as careless to begin with. Still, do me a favor and step back to appreciate that you get to be picky about your coffee, snobby about your beer and pretentious about your text editors. If you’re not doing so hot right now, take heart: things can work out. Don’t give in, don’t give up.

Ah, pretentious about text editors. Keep at it, Brett, and thanks for all the awesomeness you create.