I woke up with the smell of rubber permeating the air, and hefty hot sunshine pouring in through the windows. It was sometime in late August, and it was the first time in my life being homeless. I was loving it.
I sat up and looked around. The space was small and cramped, but enough to store everything I owned. I rented a small white U Haul cargo van, and purchased a used mattress that I laid on the floor of the van to sleep on. I purchased an auxiliary battery to keep me connected, and hit the road.
The illusory self
Always striving, yet never reaching
A strange concoction of dreams, memories and fictions
Remembered, realized and remixed
Strange loops stuck on a loop
Inextricably woven into the cassette tape of our character
A byproduct of our nature
A dangerous distortion
Yet a glimmer of hope
Below — a meditation:
Imagine that illusory self
Now imagine what you are
In these discrepancies lies the roadmap to growth
It’s been awhile since I have been able to journal, but I wanted to write this for myself as a mental recap of my summer at Google, and to share with others the lessons I have learned during my internship at Google. I hope you enjoy! :)
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