Welcome to my brand-new, freshly-birthed blog. My name is Andrew, and it’s really awesome that you would take the time to read what I have to say!
Why would I start a blog, you may ask? Well, I am 21 months into my 40s, and you know what? I don’t have a clue what I’m doing! I guess the same could be said for my 30s. And for my 20s. I’m beginning to think that I’m never gonna figure out this thing called “adulting.” But I’m also starting to realize that just may be the point. So I’ve decided to take some time each week to write about life in my forties and the journey I am on.
All my life I’ve been taught/encouraged/forced(?) to be responsible and make the smart choices. The safe choices. And I’m starting to think that’s my problem. When you don’t take risks, when you always play it safe, when you always do the responsible thing, you’ll most likely go through life disappointed, unfulfilled, creatively stifled, and having a whole lot of what-ifs.
That’s me. This is where I’m at in my life.
So what can I do about it? Well, the first thing I did was quit my job. Yikes! Are you serious?? Yep. No backup plan. No new job lined up. My job was not making me happy and I was no longer passionate about what I was doing.
I know I’m going to get comments about how it’s a JOB. You’re not supposed to be happy. You work for a paycheck to pay the bills. Really? That’s all life is about? That’s what God created us for? Spending the majority of our days doing things we don’t enjoy with people we may or may not like being around to get a paycheck in order to pay bills and buy more stuff that we don’t need that won’t make us happy anyway. THIS, my friends, is the American dream. No wonder so many people are unhappy, depressed, spiritually empty, and completely stressed out.
So I’m going to take the next few months to work on me. Figure out what makes me happy, explore my creativity. I have some online and freelance stuff that I’m working on and will also be helping my wife, Melissa, market and launch her first novel (which you can find more about at www.melissafrey.com). I’m either a genius or a complete fool. I’ll keep you posted on the final verdict! Lol
So how about you? Where are you at in your life journey? Are you living a happy and fulfilled life? Or are you right there with me, thinking that there has to be more, but not even sure what to do or where to start. Maybe you and I can journey together and help each other out as I figure out forty.