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-Event Staff

In The Off Hours
Books :: None currently...
TV :: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, The 4400, Entourage
Anime :: Naruto, Bleach, Gundam SEED Destiny, Sousei no Aquarion
Music :: DHT - Listen to Your Heart

happiness is...
• Annoying Event Staff
• No More Work
• Night Pictures
• Winning at Poker
unhappiness is...
• No income
• Expensive gear
• Integrating flash and DBs
• Driving long distances

:: Friday, July 01, 2005 ::
An Update, Finally...
So what does a person who's about to quit his job, leave everything he's ever known, and strike out into the world with a bag on his back and no definite timeline or destination worry about? Ironically enough, the future, or more specifically what will happen after this one part crazy, one part liberating experience comes to an end some two years down the line. I kept telling myself that I wasn't going to set any specific ideas about what comes after because a lot can change in two years, externally and more realistically internally. What will I want? What will I expect? Who will I even be? By the time I return, I'll be 29; well past the age where I can put off serious considerations about my future for much longer.

A builder by nature, I know that any great construction begins with a sound foundation. In life, such a work requires above all two things: time and a plan. So that's what I did. I sat down, actually I laid down on my bed, with yellow pad in hand and wrote out a 2-3 year short term plan, and a 5-7 year long term plan. I don't quite understand the power of written goals, but there is definitely something to them. Afterwards, I felt more focused and more secure with my decision in leaving than ever before. I'm not saying the plans won't change, but just having them there, gave me a window into my possible future.

Next week, I will give notice. Two weeks after that, I will officially be unemployed or retired, depending on how you look at it. For the next two years after that, my life will be my own, perhaps for the first time ever. I admit, I approach next Thursday with some major trepidation. A paycheck is like heroin and over the last 8 years I've grown totally dependant on the feeling of security it afforded me. Trading in that security for the promise of the unknown, I'm not sure if I'm getting a bargain or if I'm being swindled. For this corporate wage slave, it might be one of the hardest things I'll ever have to do.

:: posted by Z [1:40 PM] ::

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