In the beginning of every year, social media is flooded with blogs, vlogs, tweets about change and conquering bucket lists and goals. The risk one takes in making these goals is failure, even if the goals aren’t made public. But most humans recognize their personal deficiencies and have a desire to improve themselves. It’s heartening to know that most of us are inherently ambitious and though that may seem like a negative if played out that way, it also means we are naturally goal oriented, seeking improvement of ourselves and the world around us. I recently quit a lucrative job as a lawyer at a private global company. My story is not unique as statistics show that more than half of the practicing lawyers in the US are unhappy with their career. I’m starting this blog to keep me accountable in ensuring I continue to pursue discovery and improvement and hope the posts inspire others to do the same. Sure it’s March and I’ve been ruminating about starting the blog since the end of 2017, but I’m doing it!
This blog concept is also not unique, but trust me, I’m not seeking to be the next self-improvement guru. Far from it. My focus for this blog is to share what I’ve learned from books I’ve read, people I have met, and travels I’ve taken and hope it’s a fun and useful read while you’re on the subway or waiting in line. It’s a journal of sorts, but I hope this blog doesn’t just record my history but also provide some insights to pursue or complete. And I hope you’ll share your experiences with me too! I learn the most from traveling, books and meeting people – so the focus will be on those three things. Everyone has a story to share. It’s how we continue the story (this ride) with our hands up in the air that makes life worth living.