“Being realistic is the quickest path to mediocrity” ~ Will Smith
We have all been told, “be realistic” by someone at one time or another. Growing up in a small town it seemed as if your future was predetermined, by either the people around you or financial circumstance. This meant working the 40-40-40-retirement plan was realistic and any other dreams were absurd. It’s this ideology that keeps exceptional people from doing extraordinary things. After graduating from Texas State in San Marcos, TX I was hired by my hometown school district. Working in technology and teaching high school criminal justice for a year, I realized this was not the life I wanted. It was through my high school classmate and friend Marci Almendarez I was introduced to Wally. Wally took “be realistic” and shattered it; by showing anyone can achieve their dreams.