Dear Dave, (if you aren’t Dave, feel free to read but it won’t make very much sense. Sorry not sorry.)
Your video was amazing. I’ve actually watched it a few times but I’ve honestly not had the time to come up with a decent response. Heck, I still don’t. But I’ve got enough to at least respond with something.
First thing’s first. I started my job, which has turned out to be more of a 50-60 hour work week job. Don’t take that as complaining, I love it! But I’m very busy. I’m even lucky if I get to see my girlfriend once a month. I’d like to think eventually I’ll have proper two day weekends (as of now I get Friday and then Monday off) so that I’ll have a day to rest and then a day to be proactive in keeping up with friends, such as yourself. As it is I find myself so tired by the end of the day that all I want to do is call my girlfriend for an hour or so and then sleep. I can’t say how long it will be, but I promise that I’ve not disappeared forever into oblivion, like your memories (getting old, eh?).
Things are good. Really good. I could use more time and money, but I think the only people who at least get to cross one of those things off the list are the rich folk. I’m very happy. I mean, obviously I have my good days and bad days, but it’s a general upward slope toward joy. Anyway, enough about me.
Change. Change is something I’ve been thinking lots about too. My Disney home, Hollywood Studios, is undergoing such a massive change right now that in 10 years it won’t even be recognizable. That makes me sad. But also excited as I look forward to the awesome things that come from change. I think that’s generally how it should be viewed, though. And I think your video encompassed that perfectly.
I was very moved by your video. Lots of emotions as I remembered, missed, regretted, and then looked forward. I may not have some elaborate answer but I will say this: Time and space may keep us from communicating often, but you will always be a near and dear friend. Never forget to be awesome, and we’ll catch up sometime. Keep on keeping on! Miss you and our travels, brother.