Max has been part of my decision. I want to get back to the same drive and focus I had back when I first received the hybrid bike my parents got me in 1992 after I graduated from Stelly’s. Just like Max I had the big dream, but it was the crazy idea that I would ride that bike across the country. Two years later I reached the shores of Halifax with the help of my parents who would meet me half way to refill my bottles and supply me with a muffin from Tim’s.
Now the dream is about the work I create. My parents Jim and Joan have been extremely supportive of that as well (they are still together as well, unlike Max’s situation). But the influence of family in the story was something I wanted. The image I had of Max’s home was based on a mix of where we lived in Chilliwack, Langley and finally in Saanichton where they have been since 1988. I know I am extremely lucky in this respect. It has also been part of my drive to treat my work with the same “Sail, don’t drift” attitude they taught me.
I have the day job that I work hard at to pay bills. Nothing new there for the aspiring writer and musician. But one thing I have found with the Max project is that I really enjoy working with this WordPress writing platform as a chance to put my determination into action with daily writing along with my work with Jacobs Pogson Productions as a writer and Cookeilidh as a bassist. It’s one of my opportunities like studying bass or reading that gives me a chance to stretch. It’s like scales in thirds and it’s fun.
Much as I’ve loved creating the Max world which is still there for people to check out its time to wrap that up. I am definitely looking forward to sharing the final wrap up episode! Hope you’ll check that out early next week!
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