It’s been a long time coming, but I finally submitted my two-week resignation today. [cheers and applause]
Thank you. Thank you.
I’m terrified, but that’s another upcoming post.
Right now, I want to focus on the positive. So let’s talk about the top 10 things I’m finally going to make time for after finally living YOUR dream of quitting:
10. Running outside regularly
Nothing like a good scenic run.
9. Playing 1 hour of video games per week
My Playstation is as dusty as Jermaine Jackson’s hair is oiled up. And there’s no escapism quite like virtually shooting a hooker in the face to release some of the week’s tension. Remember: virtually.
8. Cooking more
If you don’t know what it’s like to love your own cooking creations, I suggest adding this to your own goal list. Practice is key.
7. Practicing yoga
Tried this once with the wife and I actually enjoyed it. Much more concentrated on the conquering of oneself. I can dig it. Plus, if Russell Simmons finds it useful….
6. Introducing myself to a meditation group
See above. Plus I think it would be cool if my son grew up thinking yoga and meditation were cool, because his dad does it. Maybe he won’t grow up with some of the issues I did.
5. Read a book
I.MISS.READING. There’s so much good ish out there too right now! Really excited about this one. Some of the fellas out here are about to start a Men’s Reading Book Club, so if you wanna read along, let me know so I can make sure to post upcoming book titles.
4. Rediscovering my city
I love getting to know a city well and since my little one was born, the city has changed as much as he has. As I use my whole city as my new office, I’m looking forward to rekindling our old relationship.
3. Writing more
I’m NOT a writer (clearly), but I do use the written word for my own personal self-reflection. I just happen to post those reflections online for others to follow along if they so desire. The process has truly helped me in ways I never expected. I write my story. I encourage everyone that is able to do the same. Even if it’s an audience for one, I guarantee through honesty you’ll serve up a surprise ending.
2. Spending more time with my family
Time is our most valuable asset, and we can’t expect a return on something we never spent our time on. And through my son, I’m expecting the most gains.
1. Hustlin’ Hard
It’s time to show and prove. I won’t disappoint myself. And I’m definitely looking forward to it.
What would you spend your time doing if you didn’t have to drag your ass to work?