Liberation — 3 Comments

  1. You are so lucky Jeff. We will never be able to retire. I’m so happy for you. Now you can be true to yourself and live your life to its fullest.

  2. I’m so glad you feel good about your decision, Jeff—sounds like it was the right one for you. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your experience at Haystack.

  3. Congratulations! A nice story and a pleasant way to leave as opposed to the boot. I was expounding on the difference between a job and work to a group of young service guys at the car dealership. One was from Rome and immediately understood what I meant. In Italy no one talks about their job. It’s just what they do between sitting at the cafe or playing Bocce. It doesn’t define you.
    When I joined a company for the first time after being a free lance artist, I was quite happy. I had a family, a group with common goals and common interests. It was only about 20 people in all counting the assistants. Then they transferred me to LA and, at first, the largeness and “importance” was exciting but within months I hated the regimen and found the corporate atmosphere toxic. I began planning my escape.
    I work for myself and have for the last 20 years, but now dream of doing what you did. But my savings are not quite enough yet, so on I go for the time being.
    Congrats again. I am reminded of the Gary Larson cartoon of the chicken stretched out in Miami Beach on a chaise lounge next to a woman in a bikini. “Yeh,” the chicken says, “They made me free-range and I never looked back.”

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