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The Foreword to My New Story

For years I dreamed of leaving my corporate job and doing my own thing. I wanted to write, create, and explore. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do. I just knew I wanted to work on things that would make me — and others — happy.

But I kept stalling. I kept coming up with excuses, and most of them revolved around fear. Fear of not having the perfect idea. Fear of failure. Fear of people not caring. Fear of being laughed at. Fear of not being able to provide for my family.

Then my son was born, and I realized my greatest fear of all: I feared that one day, years from now, I would have to look him in the eye and tell him I never took a chance. That I played it safe and never pushed myself outside of my comfort zone. And that’s not the kind of example I wanted to set.

So, I scrapped my old story and started a new one. I quit my job of 14 years — the same one I went to college for — and started freelancing. I do several different things: build websites, manage construction proposals, sell products on Amazon, and write content for people. I’m kind of a mercenary, really.

But my favorite thing to do is write for this blog. I like sharing my thoughts and ideas on what it takes to create the kind of life we really want to live.

No, I don’t have credentials. I don’t even have many answers. I’m just figuring things out along the way. But if any of this sounds interesting, I send all my new posts out via email. You can join the list here: