Monday, May 14, 2012
Independence and Intelligence
This is a time in my life where I actually feel well-balanced. I am able to spend time with my wife, I have completed several things around the house that needed to get done, I have time to myself to read and reflect, I am meeting new people at classes and clubs, and I am exercising 5 times per week. What I am doing is living a pretty good life. Without a doubt, this is very close to the life I would choose to live if money were no object. Speaking of money, that is the one missing component. All this freedom is wonderful but practically, I do need income. Most likely, I will need to land a job. (Although, I would like to start my own business). However, that job needs to have a certain mix of independence and intelligence. I like having freedom of movement. I did not like having to be boxed into a cubical for 50 weeks a year. That leaves me drained and unsociable at the end of the day. I enjoy traveling and going out to do things. I also need a certain level of intelligence. Now, I am not the smartest person, however, I do have a clear mind, I have read 100's of books since college and have even passed quite a few tests since that time. That is all to say that I do need mental stimulation. So that is what I am looking for. Independence and intelligence. I have those things now and I would like to carry them with me into my next opportunity.