The Graveyard of Ambition

The Graveyard of Ambition. What a poetic name! I’m not surprised though, everything about Galway, my new home, is poetic. I could try and explain why it’s such an apt name, but Will Sullivan did a much better job than I could (click on link to read his article).

I can’t afford to have this place be any sort of graveyard as far as I’m concerned. I cannot have my dreams fizzle and be replaced with by some sad state of acceptance. I just can’t have all the sacrifices I’ve made come to nothing.

No, Galway is going to be the place of my rebirth. One day I’ll tell people that it was in this so called graveyard that my dreams came to life. In Galway I’m going to write the first of my articles that gets published by a newspaper – and it will be followed by many more. I’m going to develop my writing here. I’m going to learn how to build clean, sharp, professional web sites. I’m going to conquer my fear of ridicule and my addiction to approval. I’m going to start up my web business and do great things. And I’ve already begun!

It has been about 2 weeks since I started this blog, and although it isn’t the busiest place on the web, I’m grateful to those few people who have begun to drop in regularly. Although it’s still difficult to say exactly what type of blog this is, I know it will take shape and a community will grow around it. And although I’m doing better here than I am on my other fronts, I’m not discouraged. Actually, even if my success on this blog is modest, it motivates me to keep at it on all my other fronts (freelancing, learning web design, photography and ecommerce).  

Galway was also at one stage Europe’s fastest growing city. Hopefully, a little of that will flow my way.

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2 responses to “The Graveyard of Ambition

  1. Tsuro, I’m reading your blog. Even though I may not have much to comment, I read your blog. It’s interesting to know you and your culture through your writings. So Keep it up! Don’t worry about what it should be aimed for. It will take shape and attract like-minded audience. While this is on-going, try to find for yourself what you want from this life. Time flies and life is short. You can’t do everything but you can be successful at things you “enjoy” if you pursue it and do not give up!

    This is what I’m doing right now. Although I feel I’m a failure and a loser (yes I really do), I have not given up yet and will never. I just need to slowly get on track and work toward my dream!

    Take care and best wishes!

  2. Hey LifeX3
    Thanks so much for the encouragement. And thank you for reading my work – I really appreciate it. I read somewhere that you only become a failure once you stop trying. I don’t know a lot about you my friend, but I know that you’re diligent and you don’t know how to quit. I really admire that about you. Respect.

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