¡Holy crap! Time flies!! ¿Isn't it?
And probably even quicker when we are immersed day in day out on the steem blockchain inspired by reading and consuming great and unique content. And well yeah, of course. Also when we are everyday greasing our squeaky neurons trying hard to conceive, create, redact, write, illustrate, musicalize, proofread, edit, format and finally publish our glorious crap to make people thinks and nurture & enrich everybody's life. ¿Am I right?
Yeah kids. "Three Long Years"
And let me tell you something good girls & good boys. This certainly has not been an easy ride. Much less having been idly standing on a highly convulsed, revolted and messed up country like mine where I came from.
This has been a fascinating & amazing journey of hard work, hopes, faith, patience, expectancy and tons of blood, sweat & tears jogging and trotting tirelessly throughout the grinding loop machine. The Steem Treadmill.
Yeah! you can bet it. Through these long three years I have seen plenty of peeps come and go. Another gangs who quit the grinding when steem prices are low and then running back here in stampede when the prices goes up again. Yep, the grinding you know?
Many of them have long deserted away from the hopeful digital dream and they have not been seen around anymore. And unfortunately, a lot of them has been my own countrymen.
Who indeed couldn't afford spend more time online if in front of so much adversity, currently slapping nonstop their faces everyday with a wildly uncontrollable crescent hyperinflation and the constant deterioration of light, water, communications and internet services in our country. This reality has made them realize that they have to seek to earn a living in a more stable way anywhere abroad, far from the comfortable rocking chair in front of a shining monitor and a keyboard weapon as everyone else.
Indeed. I have to admit that I've been one of those few rare & privileged species that going thru these turbulent waters between my own sunny land in the Caribbean, the wet Information Superhighway, the vast blockchain ocean and then the swampy steem pond. Still he is swimming in endless survival mode. Simply, cause at this very moment, I have no one on my shoulders. And you should realize not many are so lucky.
Not long time ago...
Yep, that used to be the majestic view which welcomed me everyday once I had moved away from the arms of Morpheus. After a much needed rest to recharge my batteries for a new life's battle to generate some tokens.
A few years later... I'm homeless and the landscape before my eyes every morning may well not be as splendorous as those shown before in the pic above. But I'm still trying. Trying to retain my patience. Trying to maintain my optimism. And certainly trying to reach my sixth Steemversary. :)
Check this out!!
Not bad... gladfully some of you might say. But you have to take into account that these humble results have been achieved over three years until today. I have no doubt these are otherwise very lousy results for a period of three years. Maybe I could have done this better. Maybe much worse. Who really knows?
But what I do know. Is the fact that I did what I've done, with plenty energy, plenty discipline, plenty courage, plenty constancy, plenty perseverance, plenty patience, plenty optimism, plenty hopes and above all, plenty loyalty & LOVE for this community, family and brotherhood that we all here call our HOME. Yeah! despite of my weird manners.
And yes, also despite of my very rebellious behavior. My usual outlandish content, replies and comments. And obviously, my intermittently slick opinionated critical thinking about everything and beyond.
What can I say? That's what you get. Take it or leave it. I'm too old now for drastic changes in my life. And although I well know that all this has been clearly reflected in my notorious lack of popularity, my modest numbers, graphs, record and statistics and mostly all over on my financial rewards and profits due not much heavy support through wealthy whales, opulent orcas & big dolphins and a long et cetera of filthy rich trails, guilds, tribes, lodges, clubs, clans and voting bots automatisms... Look in this mirror folks!!
Persistence and resilience is key here around this place folks. And well, obviously a very hard skin against scrapes, scratches, trips, falls and kinks to keep going ahead stumbling through the steem blockchain treadmill in the same fashion as I did and still I'm doing it after three bloody long years happily rolling and rolling endlessly but enjoying it so far.