“You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
I like the concept of ‘journeys.’ The Journey story in fiction, also known as the quest, is a tale of the hero traveling from point A to point Z, with the intention of obtaining something or someone. Along the way, the hero is faced by challenges and has to learn things or gain items in order to overcome those challenges.
Clearly, I am no hero. But that aside, I like to think of the many areas of my life as journeys. One such journey of mine that you, the reader, are an integral part of, is this blogging/website journey that Ali and I have started down. In it, I foresee a plethora conflicts and challenges, lots of information that we have to learn, and quite a few objects at the end of the journey that we hope to obtain.
I want to tell this story, even as we live it, and even as you experience it with us. In this post category, I will talk about what we are learning, what we are trying to add to the site, and what we want to change. I hope that you will indulge me.
The catalyst of this journey was getting laid off. I mentioned that in my inaugural post so hopefully that is old news. What I think I left out there was the time that led up to that moment. Over the years, I have felt an ever growing dissatisfaction with traditional work, and more specifically with the corporate world.
Like the movie Office Space, every day at work was worse than the one before. But, not for the reasons that you might think. I have always had very good coworkers, great bosses (as people), and decent paying jobs. When you are in a scenario like this, it is difficult to justify leaving. After all, like you, I have a mortgage to pay.
My issue was that I could not escape this feeling that I was not who or where I was supposed to be. Driving into work every day, working for 9 hours, and driving home became a rather dull and monotonous routine. I love that Ali can do it and is happy where she works. I can’t do that for long and stay sane. Sane is not the right word. I can’t be happy doing that.
I have spent YEARS trying to figure out what the right business would be for me. Like, a lot of years. Last year, this concept of a motivational lifestyle blog began to form. A blog, which would later become MorphYourLife.com, would provide great content (I hope), and would be helpful and friendly (and awesome). We have spent the last year developing some content for the blog and for some additional products that we think will help others.
Sometimes planning takes too long and you just need to do it. So here we are. If you are thinking of taking the plunge into the unknown but are hesitant, please remember one thing. You won’t regret the things you did in life but you will regret the things that you had a chance to do but didn’t. What are the things that you want to start but haven’t yet? Let me know below!