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LegendZero
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Determination

Postby LegendZero » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:24 am

Last year Deathguild and the Thunderdome came to Arizona for a "rave". I was at that party because I wanted to go camping in the desert for a few days with a big party for a background and lots of other people to meet. I had of course "heard" of Burning Man, some sort of "hippie, music/art festival in the desert" but had never really spoken to many burners. I only much later realized I wanted to burn before I knew what it was. I could spend hours explaining how just that brief introduction to the culture of inclusion changed my view of what people can be, but the most important thing I came away was determination: 2012 would be the year I would make it to Burning Man

I didn't give up when we lost in the lottery, I kept making costumes and buying things that I would use even if I didn't go
I didn't give up when my ex won a very critical court fight crushing my income and making it hard to see my daughters
I didn't give up when the camp who offered us space folded up
I waited and I entered step and kept the hope up when even when tickets were about to get we were still 2 minutes away in step

When we got our tickets I was beyond ecstatic, but the hard part was still to come.

I ordered the hitch to pull the trailer to bring our supply's, it arrived, I was giddy with the prospect of less than a month until we left.

Friday my jeep was T-boned and totaled, I thought I was going to die I saw it coming, hit right on the drivers side door. None of the cops or paramedics could believe I was uninjured, I wasn't even very sore. It is late and silent at my work and as I sit here typing I keep digging deeper for that determination that has kept me going this far.
I no longer know how I will get there but now more than ever I feel like this is my big test, I have rarely if eve pushed this hard for something I wanted.

I just hope determination really is enough.

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Re: Determination

Postby Jackass » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:47 am

Not too much farther to go, take baby steps. Lots of people from AZ going, set up a rideshare, rent a box truck or a van.
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Determination

Postby AntiM » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:41 am

Yep, there's more than one path to the playa.
http://burningman.org/timeline/

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Re: Determination

Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:58 am

hang in there LZ!!
you've gotten good advice............make it happen, you can...........
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Re: Determination

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:48 am

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Re: Determination

Postby thelionking » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:52 am

Thank goodness you weren't injured.

I am sure you will find a way!

Hope to see you on the Playa.

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Re: Determination

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:42 am

FUCKING FUCK… glad to hear you survived unscathed.

Rideshare board. Then post in shared resources. And if you're not already connected with the AZ burners community get on it and see if you can sort out a ride.

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Re: Determination

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:34 pm

Check out this regional event, if it's not already on your radar.

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Re: Determination

Postby LegendZero » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:27 pm

Update: I will be making it, going to be renting a truck and getting up there with that most likely. I am excited again, got behind on some ideas, but I will be one with the dust.

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Re: Determination

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:30 pm

Excellent news - go go go!
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When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
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Re: Determination

Postby Savannah » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:06 am

LegendZero wrote:Update: I will be making it, going to be renting a truck and getting up there with that most likely. I am excited again, got behind on some ideas, but I will be one with the dust.


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