Reinvention – A Meandering Introduction

I’m not much for introductions. I’d prefer to get moving in the right direction because I’m very tired of where I am at.  Tired of starting over, because this certainly ain’t the first time. This is a blog to document my ideas and strategy for change.  Today is August 24th, 2015 and all I will promise at this stage is I will stick to update this thing for the next year. It’s my hope that I will be in a better spot at this point next year, living a life of personal fulfillment. I wish I could tell you at this stage what that life looks like. I simply don’t know. I know that after 20 years in the corporate world I am severely disillusioned for many reasons. I’m living a life that I assured myself I never would, when I was an idealistic kid. I’d be considered successful by most, when looking at the materialistic trappings I’ve surrounded myself with. But I’m empty and depressed inside; wondering what happened to the little dreamer in me, hoping he’s not dead. The days pass so quickly like sand slipping through my hands and as I get to the end of each day, I have to say that I feel like I’ve lost yet more time going in the wrong direction. I know some of the things I want to improve. Money – though I make a substantial amount, I spend that and more, mostly due to unhappiness, but also lifestyle inflation (which I allowed to happen).  I have no savings apart from a modest retirement account.  I have an uncomfortable amount of debt and if I lost my job I’d be depending on the kindness of family and friends within a month. Clutter – I’m not one that responds well to clutter around me.  I tend to shut down.  I also suck at organizing so I have clutter everywhere and I cannot seem to get anything done.  I’m even having difficulty writing this crappy introduction due to the clutter distracting me. Career – I work for a corporation that pays well but many, including myself, are not particularly proud to work for. I’d like the freedom to be my own...

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