I have some great news. After a little more than a year of having my first full-time 9-5 job, I quit. I am glad to have had that experience and to realize how wonderful it was to not have ever done that before. By leaving work, I am also temporarily leaving my PhD program, this is good news. I have been in desperate need of a break, to read more, to write more, and to finish this damn book. I am excited for this time. I’ve already started reading more books of transcendentalism, self-reliance and coming-of-age stories—as I develop into a new phase of life.
I had not written as much this year, afraid to share about that which has taken up most of my time and any repercussions that might come from sharing. My time being occupied also limited my exercise and training. I still want to go to age-group worlds. Now, I get to focus on that as well. I get to focus on me and the things that give the foundation of me.
This reminds me of a short video, Lonnie sent me, that on occasion I watch to remind myself what is NOT the point of life.
A short hand-drawn animation created in Adobe Flash and After Effects about one mans reflection on his life. Music by Guided by Voices.