Archive for November, 2008

My Current Situation

November 30, 2008

I’m 35 years old, and I’m still trying to start a career. What went wrong?

I spent the last two months on the road and that helped me a great deal in figuring out what to do with my life.

It wasn’t so much the biking, but rather a complete disconnect from everyone I knew, except for my wife, that allowed me to do a level of thinking that I have never had before. I found that everyone influenced me including Philadelphia itself. There were subtle pressures on me to be a certain kind of person to work a certain kind of job.

Once the pressures were gone, I found how little it took to make me happy. I learned that all the things I thought I needed to do were caused by my environment.

Now that I am back in a city, I can feel the pressures returning. This time, I can see them to a certain extent so things are quite different.

I have decided that the cause of my past failure was a lack of confidence. That’s my goal is to work on my self confidence and to learn more about how one goes about getting a fullfilling career off the ground.

One of the best books I read is called Passages. This book told about how we are actually supposed to have crisises as part of our growth. This is funny because I’ve felt that I’ve been in crisis more often than not. 🙂 I’m due for another one in two years. I doubt it will be as bad as most people’s because most of my crisises were worse.

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