Where am I?

Below is an excerpt from an email that I had recently sent someone. Funny thing is that I feel like it fits well here for others to see and perhaps express how they feel. Obviously, some things have been modified and this doesn’t include everything.

I’m having those feelings of restlessness again. I know what I want to be doing, like we had discussed 3 years ago. I want to either be doing IT consulting on my own or in a small team, or build a SaaS product, or a combination of the two. I’m not sure if I don’t have the discipline to make the transition or what. I know over the past few years, I got complacent because I enjoyed working with a lot of the people I was working with and I got raises and a bonus each year, so it was easy to get complacent. I still worked on things on the side, but never really pushed it. I see no reason I couldn’t be successful or build something successful. Right now, I’ve got an idea that I’m working on the preselling stage for (creating mockups and making contacts).
Maybe I need to be surrounded with like-minded people who want to build something awesome and are ready to be done with the 8-5.
Maybe I need a plan of attack so that I know if I follow the process it will get me to success.
I don’t know what I need, but I desperately want to succeed at this so I can have some freedom and flexibility. I’ve started writing some blog posts on early retirement, because I’m intrigued by the prospects of being able to do what I want. It’s not that I would stop working, it’s just that I would start doing the things that interest me and probably be 10 times more successful.
Wow, that was a lot to lay out there at once, sorry for unloading it all at once.

Movie store

Our kids will never know what it’s like to go to the video store to get a movie to watch.


We must do our best to keep circumstances or incidents from causing us to delay or disrupt our plans and dreams. As soon as we do, we’ve let the enemy win.


While this may not help people in finding their purpose in their work, I’m working on an eBook that helps people to realize they are not alone when trying to determine what their purpose is.


I can see progress being made. Excellent progress. Many things moving in the right direction at the same time. Some things will take longer to develop, but if only some of them do, it will still be wonderful to achieve some goals.

Same Boat

The more I research online to learn more about my career, passions, strengths and more, the more I realize that there are a lot of people out there in the same boat as me. They want something more, something that helps others, and leave the cubicle to have a more complete life. It’s encouraging, and also saddening at the same time.


I was just reminded that no matter what happens, I have people in my life that care about me and love me. As long as they are still by my side, anything is possible and any failure or bump in the road can be overcome.