Jason Truesdell : Pursuing My Passions

A life in flux. Soon to be immigrant to Japan. Recently migrated this blog from another platform after many years of neglect (about March 6, 2017). Sorry for the styling and functionality potholes; I am working on cleaning things up and making it usable again.

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re: Flying away from my old life

I wonder if you are happy now with such a big change in your life.
Did your change arrive to your expectations?

jason

re: Flying away from my old life

I'm not finished yet...

So far, the experience is close to what I anticipated, though the exact sequence of events is, I'm sure, somewhat different than I initially imagined.

The good thing is that I wake up every day with something to look forward to. I can't say that was true even when I was moderately happy at my old job.

jason

What I've learned this year

jason

re: Flying away from my old life

Love the line "shackled by the constraints of stability" -- I too long to forever leave behind the corporate megalomania that I must strive to emulate for the sake of maintaining the "constraints of stability." Alas, I must stay for a few more years, perhaps, THEN I break free... Best of Luck, hope your endeavors pay off in large sums!

jason

re: Flying away from my old life

I knew you at Microsoft Jason -years ago now. I often dream of escaping MSFT. I too suffer from the constraints of the structure, the apparatus, the game. But I have always thought that, for the most part, that you can run but you cannot escape yourself or apparati altogether. Wherever you go, there you are and there is SOME kind of game you will eventually tire of, feel constrained by. I also find that I enjoy many aspects of my work and that I am addicted (perhaps in a sick way) to the highs and lows. But I still know there will be a next chapter. It's only a matter of time. Please let me know how you are finding it these days.

jason

re: Flying away from my old life

How strange that I should come across your blog today. I'm on the brink of a huge lifestyle change myself. Last night I was haunted by dreams of earthquakes which have obvious connotations. I've been on the receiving end of looks from well-meaning friends who say "how wonderful" but whose eyes tell different story.

The wheels are in motion now and there's no going back, if I'm going mad then I'll be a happy madwoman I reckon, we shall see. I hope my plans work out as well as yours have and thanks for the read. Nice to know I'm not the only one.

Regards,
Martina Halpin.

Martina Halpin

re: Flying away from my old life




Dear Jason ,

As long as these are your dreams ... just go on .. and never stop . I think by this time . you may have alraedy created your destiny .

My regards,
Sal

Sal