The time has arrived.
Tonight I write my resignation letter. With luck, it will be the last such letter I ever write... for the last job I ever have.
My final day of employment will be July 12th--
The next day, I board a plane to Mexico City to celebrate my Independence Day.
It has been a very long struggle. A long long struggle for financial independence-- for freedom from wage slavery. Finally, after many experiments-- I am free.
Now the fun really begins. Now its time to revel in possibilities. What's next?
Well, First Im going to take 6 months to re-invent my life. Wage slavery does bad things to you. It tightens your heart and makes your mind rigid. I've been stuck in the same routine for over a year and a half. My first task is to shake things up-- get out and live. After that, Ill think in bigger and deeper terms.
But for 6 months Im just going to have fun, dammit!
Here's a sample of possible mini-adventures for the next 6 months:
*SCUBA course and diving in Monterey Bay
*6 day hike in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
*Salsa dancing lessons
*TPR Storytelling workshop
*Trip to L.A. and the Grand Canyon
*Camping & Hiking in Redwoods
*Diving in Honduras
*Spanish classes in Central or South America
*10 day Vipassana meditation course
*Tour Japan (onsens, hiking, castles, etc.)
That should keep me busy for a few months-- and break the mental chains of lethargy and routine.
Ill update you all on these mini-adventures, and my slow healing from wage slavery.
Meanwhile, I look forward to celebrating my Independence Day-- July 12th!
Take care and don't give up.