I can't even begin to express the amount of relief it's been to finally have November 1st behind me and to have this enormous secret exposed. The reactions, words of encouragement, and just shock on people's faces when they hear this news is absolutely priceless. However, in all of the excitement I've never intended this to cause jealousy or envy, even though others have shared this with me–no, I hope it encourages people to examine their own lives by getting out of their comfort zones and taking even the smallest of risks to see that there's more than just living within the social boundaries of what's considered acceptable. For myself, I hope to chase an endless summer, to experience life and not just live it! Last night, I was with an old high school friend, Sam or Schlim as many of you know him, and at one point I asked him what he would do if he was told he had 6 months to live? Grim? I know, but I remember reading something along the lines as this same scenario in The 4-Hour Workweek, and after a wave of thoughts passed through his head he told me that I just turned his entire notion of life upside down. He said he would do as much as he could for other people–to leave a legacy behind that he could feel satisfied with. I think that all too often we don't stop to examine our lives in this way, but when we do it can create an epiphany–an awakening.