Yesterday I left the office needing a bit of the disc. I was throwing well. Disc Golf has been my sanctuary over the past year. I was looking back through some pictures yesterday and I found that I have changed my exterior life significantly over the past year. My job, my future, my outlook on life and I have even grown my first beard mustache combo and lost some weight. I have gained confidence and I believe in what I am doing. As I congratulated myself I realized that they sky was giving a beautiful show of power, majesty and beauty. I quit playing disc golf (say what?) early so i could take some pictures. The clouds were the color of molten glass. The sky was on fire. I took many pictures and decided enough for one night. On my way home I was being hunted by a wall of weather passing just east of red rocks heading south towards me. I wanted to capture the elusive electricity know as lightning with my camera. I am very afraid of lightning. As Doc Morrison would do I am facing my fears. As I found my place to await and photograph this angry little fierce storm I realized something. I realized that I have grown enormous confidence over the past 6 months. It gave me goosebumps. I am doing something here and now that I love. Lightning was everywhere. I took over 500 pictures to get about 10 that captured a strike or some evidence of a strike. When hunting lightning you have to put yourself in harms way. You have to put yourself in the path of the storm and wait for it to hit.
What a great weekend. The people at the festival treated us very well. We got a chance to set up in a bigger tent which was perfect. The days were beautiful and the nights were magical. It was a culmination of reality and dreams. I was so happy to be seeing patients in such a beautiful and pristine environment. I can't think of a better way to be a Doctor. So many conversations and meeting awesome people. I learned so much from the people I met. Speaking about the creams, sprays, edibles and culture surrounding medical marijuana. A big thank you to the people who helped make this a reality. THANK YOU and high fives all around. South Park Fest was a great success and I hope I will get to be there again next year.
I had an interesting conversation with a person who had helped me take a look at my 2909 building to see if he thought it was possible to do what I wanted to do. He looked at it 4 months ago and told me he did not think it was a good idea. I took that to heart and almost didn't do it. Thanks in part to my real estate agent saying "f... that guy" we persisted and were able to buy the building and get the certificate of occupancy which allowed the opening of my dream for the past year. Doc Morrison is the personality that gets to do what I want to do but haven't for fear of one thing or another. It took work and vision and money to get that Certificate and the people that I have encountered at the city of Wheat Ridge, contracting and otherwise have all told me that it was a pleasure doing business with me. I thanked him again last night and HE asked ME if HE had steered me right. I think by the mere getting the doors open implies that he didn't but I didn't want to be a jerk. "your opinion helped me greatly in analyzing the pros and cons" and i meant it. He starts telling me all the reasons my ideas are bad or "come on man you have to be legitimate" I am legitimate. I am a Doctor. I help people. and I am loving getting started. The conversation ended with him pointing his finger at me twice telling me that the people of the town I now live are "worried about people like you...no people are worried about you" finger point. I stood up and told him I thought he was very negative. I could sense his dislike of me. Of course he told me the building was a piece of crap 4 months ago. For some reason he doesn't believe in me or what I am doing. Which brings me back to my favorite quote of recent, "Surround yourself with positive people. People who believe you can do what you are trying to do." F that guy. I walked out and enjoyed the view. I was upset some how. But as I thought about it I knew that he does not believe I can do what I am trying to do. Tomorrow I leave for the American Safari Ranch for South Park Fest. I am psyched.
in trying to make plans for the upcoming south park fest i have realized that what i have been chasing may be around the corner and may be a bigger beast than i expected. i am doubling up on the notaries i am working with. do not yet know where i will be stationed or any details. i love it. the way i look at it is worst case scenario i go to south park with Shawn and Brad and we sit around in a tent telling stories while playing frisbee golf. oh yeah trying to get some discs made up for the event. they might be cool. best case scenario we have many patients looking for evaluations and we become the well oiled machine i hope we become. it is almost 2pm and i am going to widespread panic in my back yard tonight. better get ready and not push it too hard. do not want to end up upside down in a bush... again
I am working on this website. I think i am the only one looking at it so i have that working for me. i am going to a festival july 3rd to 5th my first festival as Doc Morrison. www.southparkfest.com. i am pumped about this. what a great opportunity. great people celebrating the end of prohibition. i will be there doing what i do. july 4th should kick ass. the store will be moving to south park for the weekend and the sheridan location will not be open for red card evaluations. come join for what is going to be an awesome event. thanks to my bro and rebecca for involving me in south park fest. YIIIIIHHHHHOOOOO!!!!
One patient so far today. I am working to get the web site up and running. Many suggestions as to how to increase the patients coming to see me. I am relying on word of mouth. That may not work but then again it may. If I can keep a trickle of patients coming in then word will spread.
The construction phase is done. Now I am terrified. First referred patients yesterday x 2. Here in a quiet and awesome office waiting for some more. cricket...cricket...