What’s the plan? What’s your plan?
My plan used to be something like -
Get “good” grades to get into a “good” college/university, then…
Get “good” grades in college/university to get a “good” job, then…
Go to work at that job during the week, try and forget about that job over the weekend then…
Repeat, repeat and repeat….until “retirement”. Then it would be OK to enjoy life a little bit. Or at least try.
I lived that plan for a long time. I remember waking up one morning. It was about 2 weeks after starting my first “good” job after graduating college.
The thought of driving through a faceless, grey suburb to a faceless, grey cubicle, defined by faceless, grey and dusty burlap walls loomed over me. I remember thinking there was no way I could do that until I retired.
Then I tried. I numbed myself to keep trying. I didn’t think things could be different. I thought this was the only way.
I numbed myself more. And more. I numbed myself until reality crept through the numbness. Then I realized it wasn’t possible to numb myself any more. I started Just Rolling with It shortly after that realization.
The numbness lasted 20+ years. Just Rolling with It is going on 4 years and counting.
Catch you next week,
P.S. - I’m writing this during vacation. I wrote a similar post during last year’s vacation. You can read it here
. I find it intriguing that this “plan” and “dream” theme emerge during these vacations.