Monday, February 22, 2010

It All Starts Here

A few days ago I had an epiphany. I was talking with my sisters about starting our own business and leaving corporate America behind. We all have our own work challenges. My older sister has been working for the same company for over ten years. A steady, stable form of monotony. My younger sister has been job hopping with increasing levels of authority and opportunity, but still has not found her niche. She is currently working on the inside track for a successful entrepreneur. Which brings us to our new obsession with starting a business. (If he can do it, why can't we?) It's the American Dream, after all.

And then there is me. I hate my job. Something that you will learn more about if you follow my blog. I used to have passion for my career and wanted to change the world. Then I learned that I was much more loyal to the company I worked for than it would ever be to me. So now I am detached. Dispassionate, but trapped working crazy hours in a consulting job. But more on that later. So, back to my epiphany.

While we were talking about our business I kept joking that I would give people relationship advice. If we bought a Curves gym, I would be the one helping to motivate people. If we started an ice cream shop, I could lend an ear to the girl who just broke up with her boyfriend and was drowning her sorrows in a double scoop sundae.

At some point in the conversation about what we wanted to do with our lives, I realized that I have always wanted to be a writer. Not the literary kind who writes novels, but the practical kind who tells it like it is. No fluff or poetic descriptions of sunsets and rainbows. Just real life feelings and advice. The types of things you read in magazines. (I can solve any problem in two pages or less - with bullet points!)

So here is my first attempt at writing. Maybe you will find my stories interesting. Maybe some of my observations on life will remind you of your own experience. Or maybe you will just find this blog to be a source of entertainment.

Regardless, I'm not here to change the world. I am just here.

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