Monday, December 27, 2010
Change the course of life
Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. - John Lennon
.....or living life created by others for you or just living for others.
It has been a few months since I left the corporate world. Whilst I used to enjoy my job, I wanted to break the shackles of 9 to 5 routine. I am loving my life so far, filled with absolutely everything that I enjoy and most of all - the flexibility of doing what I want to and when I want to. Like floodlights suddenly came out in a groping darkness.
The other facet is like a riot has broken out. I have been facing other challenges since then - time management, discovering myself, discipline etc. It's like weeding out thing after another which I didn't realise existed. But it's a self exploration journey to see what works for me.
I am not sure why but people around me seem to have the perception that if you are not in a drudging,routine job and not paying homage to your boss everyday - you are not 'working'. You are not doing something worthwhile. Isn't living the way you want to, worth a while ?
And let me tell you - I like to be my own boss is the biggest reason.
I enjoy freedom, intelligent conversations, adventure, solitude, reading, arts, creating things, meeting interesting people, discovering myself, new challenges.
Sometimes I spend hours explaining that it's like coming out of oppression of the corporate world and taking in charge of my own destiny, creating it myself.
I love that I can create my own routine, fill it with things I always needed time to do. I love the variety of things I can get involved in. To me, it's ultimate freedom and I am proud that I am brave enough to change the course of life when I want to.