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Monday, January 16, 2006

What I'm NOT Doing

This is obviously the first time that I've done the whole quit-my-job-to-run-my-business thing so I wasn't quite sure what to expect from people. A few weeks in, most people have been overwhelmingly supportive, but it appears that there are a few common misconceptions:

  1. I do not hate my job. I work for a good company with good people.
  2. I am not leaving CT because I hate it.
  3. I do not think upstate NY is the greatest place on earth.
  4. I am not moving to NY to be closer to my friends.
  5. I am not moving to NY to be closer to my family.
  6. I am not "taking a break" from working to "find myself."
  7. I am not going to get a job when I move to NY (that one really drives me nuts).

None of that means that I don't love my friends and family, or that they are not a priority in my life, just that they were not a factor either way in my decision. My decision was solely to do what is best for the success of my business.

I AM pursuing what I love so that I can truly say that I am living life to the fullest each and every day. Period. It's that simple. I hope that every decision that I make for the rest of my life has the same passion and purpose. As time goes on those decisions will probably be less about running a business and more about starting a family and helping those less fortunate, but will still reflect my love of life none the less.

One other thing of note that I seemed to be finding out: my co-workers are generally more accepting and supportive than friends and family. My hypothesis is that this has to do with the fact that my co-workers know me only in a working environment (and have seen me thrive in it) whereas my friends/family don't know me in that manner. Or maybe it's something else. These are just my initial thoughts...

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