I get it.
You hate your job. You wish you could do something more meaningful with your life. You want more freedom, blah, blah, blah.
If it were 2015, I’d probably say something like “Quit your job! Follow your dreams! Who wants to die shackled to their cubicle?”
When I left my full-time job to do God-knows-what, I even low-key bragged about it.
Many of my projects don’t yield positive financial returns. But the growth I experience and the knowledge I collect by challenging myself with new projects is an investment in myself.
Do you know what happens when your “projects don’t yield positive financial returns?” You end up $26,000 in debt, emotionally scarred, and a bit more jaded than you should be. …
I proposed to my girlfriend in my aunt’s basement. We were watching Shrek 2 and it felt like the right moment. I should mention we were both 21 at the time.
In hindsight, a 21-year-old proposing to his girlfriend in his aunt’s basement seems rash and a bit unwise. But is it?
After marriage, our life followed a similar decision-making pattern. …
It feels sacrosanct to say — especially in a culture that worships grit and productivity — but you’re allowed to take a break.
When you do something you love for a long period of time, it becomes routine. Sometimes even a bit drab.
When your former passion feels more like pulling your nails out and you’re stuck deciding whether to quit or persevere, you do have a third option: Walk away, you can always come back later.
Yes, this flys in the face of all the “push through” and “just show up every day and hustle” advice articles you’re used to seeing. …