“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in name, nor do the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ~ Hellen Keller
Three and a half years out of college and I have decided to say “Fuck You!” to the corporate world. A sentiment that is no doubt shared by many disaffected people in the work force, and common sentiment to harbor.
Now for the hard part….. I’ve decided to start a company.
My main motivations:
- I dont wan’t to talk about how it was 5 degrees colder than it was at this time last year in Cape Cod. I’d rather be working on something I care about.
- I don’t ever want to be asked “Hey. How do you work the printer?” just because I sit next to the printer.
- I’m tired of being forced to dress up as a dancing Kia commercial Hamster being chased by singing Fraggles in the company Halloween Talent Show because it encourages ”team bonding.” (yes, seriously).
- I never want to hear “That being said” or “from a ______ perspective” or “ASAP” again.
But ultimately, I don’t want to be obligated to do things I don’t want to. Giving up my time to be somewhere that I don’t really want to be, in exchange for some money to pay off some bills I don’t really want to pay so I can have two days of “freedom” every week is not how I want to live the next 40 years of my life. Time is my most valuable asset.
Now that I plan to start a company, I am going to chronicle my choices, thoughts, (mis)adventures, motivations and progress here for people to track. I also hope it will keep me motivated and prevent me from becoming complacent, since there is no better time to start than now….