Get Moving

6 11 2014

I quit my job a week ago and do not start my next job until the 20th. This means I have three weeks to do whatever I want. My goal is to visit friends and family, but even doing that, I have plenty of free time and I realized I need something to fill this free time. This all comes back to the “problem” of retirement which is best summarized by the first question everyone asks when I tell them I want to retire before 35: “well what are you going to do with all your time?”

My only answer right now is “whatever I want.” But it’s a good question and I don’t have a good answer. I think that being raised in the 90’s, a time when showing up got you a trophy for the first time in the history of the world, beat into me several things I wish weren’t. I feel like my generation has been trained to be consumers. We were literally trained since 1st grade to be able to sit at a boring job so we could go home and spend all the money we earned, minus 5 to 10%. We were raised to work jobs. Jobs are easy, there are billions of people willing to work a job and collect a nice salary. So many that the competition is fierce. What we weren’t trained to do was create. To start companies and create jobs.

I happened to read an interesting article today: 6 Harsh truths that will make you a better person, on Cracked.com. The jist of it is simple: act now. Get moving. Do something. So right now I’m trying to identify things to get moving on. But I’ve been doing this for the past few months, I probably need a new strategy.


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