Officially burnt out.
A rollercoaster two weeks of emotional highs and lows from all fronts – family, personal, work and health, have gotten the better of me.
And now, we pick up the pieces and re-build.
Looking back, there were times when I wanted to throw in the towel; hitting rock bottom with no light for guidance. All I had was this voice telling me “Just give it one more day”. And each tomorrow became one more day.
So let’s take it one more day at a time.
For the longest time, I had the answer to what I wanted to do.
The original plan was to understand the industry of employment, how rapid and extensive outsourcing and automation would replace jobs, the types of jobs they would replace and how to rebuild the education system to address the changing nature of employment for future generations.
It wasn’t until someone asked me how I envisioned my life at 40 did I realize the only driving force I had in my life was my career.
Growing up poor with no parental support allowed me to have a sharp focus on career and obtaining wealth quickly – tuition, first property, basic living necessities, travel and luxuries.
But now, as I become more stable financially and career-wise, I realized I have neglected the other portions of my life, including my health and interpersonal relationships.
“Am I happy?”.
There is no simple answer.
“Am I free?”
So let’s find freedom.