I Don’t Want to Live In a Box

All my life I have been told that I need to go to school, go to college and get a good job. I believed that and I achieved that. But then it continued with getting a better job, make more money, and plan for retirement. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in working and maxing my earning potential and planning for the future, but recently I have begun to understand that I want more than that.

Monday-Friday I go to work, and then I go home and wake up and do it all over again. It has become redundant. I want to break free of the “norm”, break tradition and chart my own path. I want to live a life that is uniquely different each day.

This is that journey. It just requires change.


I am not afraid of change. I have made some drastic changes in my life, one of the most recent and most drastic was the decision to have weight loss surgery, but that’s a story for another time. If you’d like to hear about that decision, that story starts here.

Now I would not say that change doesn’t inspire some type of fear, but we have to learn to push through it and not let it hold us back.

Some people may say that because I do this from the comfort of having a regularly paying 9-5 that I am not really making a change or I am not making a sacrifice…I would tell them this: My journey is just that, MY journey. I am doing this my way, I am charting my own course in a way that best works for me, someone else’s journey may be done differently and that is perfectly O.K.

That’s the beauty of a journey, there are many roads, paths, shortcuts and pitstops that makes each person’s journey uniquely theirs.

I am simply embracing mine.

Whether you are just wanting to finally hit apply on that new job or promotion, or deciding to buy that house or car, or making a relationship change, or just wanting to brighten up your life, know that all it takes is the first step.

Embrace the change, embrace the journey.

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