"I had to see who was calling as my new found status made me question whether or not I would answer the call."
I just rolled my eyes and laughed. I realize it was a joke, in some ways. He is the BIGGEST geek i have ever met and wish him all the happiness and wealth he can imagine, because he has worked for what he has, and continues to "beat the street" for opportunity.
Honestly, I realize I am still learning how to walk through a landmine quickly and with stealth. He is part of that education. And for that? I will give gratitude. Each day has brought me a new way to see who I am is so unique and powerful.
One day I hope to write (or visually manifest) a manual of how to maintain dignity, respect and honor to self while reaching your ultimate goal, and see opportunity instead of dispair.