FREEDOM: Not Just A George Michael Song Anymore

Guys, I recently make a big mistake.  HUGE.  I stepped in it big time.   

Now I’ve started reading The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

It gave me ideas.  It made me dream and believe in a work/life greater than the metrics-driven, conference-call-filled, corporate sales job that I’ve been conditioned to think is the only option for me over the past decade and a half.

HOPE HAS BEEN RESTORED.

You see, I have a job that I really do often loathe appreciate and “feel-the-feelings-of-gratitude” for occasionally on a daily basis.  It allows us to pay the bills, have nice things, and take some time off for a couple of weeks a year.  Sure, I’m grateful to be in a spot that lots of people would love to crack into, but there’s got to be more to life than just enduring the week days so you can cram as much fun into Friday 5pm-Monday 7am as possible.

Recently a former coworker passed away in a head-on collision, during a field day with his pharma sales manager.  So tragic and especially for his family, as he leaves behind two kids and a wife.  Who knows if he liked his job, his manager, or driving to doctor offices every day?   It just reinforced all the feels that I have been having about life/work balance shift and escaping from what Marianne calls, “The Career Cage.”

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about accomplishment and working smart and being the best I can be. (See: Perfectionist.   See Also: Obsessive.)   But I’m also a huge believer in FREEDOM.  That’s what it’s all about.  (sorry, Hokie Pokie)   The internet is providing us with unlimited potential to create these sort of remote working lives, which frees up time to spend with the ones we love.

Freeeeeeedoooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

So Mr Ferriss’s book has really inspired me to take action.  Like the saying goes, “A year from now you’re going to wish you had started today.”   I think Benjamin Franklin said that.  (kidding, I’m just making sure you’re still reading)

Til Tomorrow, Ciao!

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 2

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