Go confidently in the directions of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
-Henry David Thoreau
This quote made it to the refrigerator many years ago. While I have a great life and have accomplished many of the goals I set for myself, I can’t stop asking the question: Is this the life I have imagined? This blog is the story of my journey to find the answer.
The search started before I knew what was happening on a conscious level. It felt like my life was slipping away from me. Of course my friends, family, and colleagues didn’t have any idea I was feeling this way. Everything on the outside looked the same, but I knew I needed a change. These first posts will retrace the changes I have made that got me to a the place where I am today- ready to dream new dreams and then to pursue them.
Part of the “problem” is that my journey led me through a phase of significant transitions in rapid succession. That process was painful and exhilarating all at once. It led me to take some risks that landed me in my dream job much more quickly than I ever anticipated. It also gave me a second chance at building a life with an incredible partner. This leaves me in a static state asking questions that are more difficult to answer than they ever were in the past. What’s next? Where do I go from here? Can I sustain this? Do I even want to? Where do I want to be five or ten years from now? For the first time in my life, I have no idea what I’m working toward or hoping for in the future.
So here I am. I’m ready to do whatever it takes to reboot my life.