I wasn’t going to start writing until I had arrived.
The plan was to start writing this blog once I had given “the man” the middle finger, and was living the dream life of 4 hour work weeks and endless vacations.
Then I realized that my mission to you wasn’t to relate my story after I had arrived. I was to give you a glimpse at the struggles that I was facing as I was on my journey to my dream life.
Don’t Get A Real Job was hatched in June of 2012 during one of my many attempts to make money online. This attempt was the one I was sure was going to work. I was going to make money teaching other people how to make money. I was finally going to live the laptop lifestyle and be free! There was a problem, though. I had no idea how to do it myself. All I could do was spout of knowledge some guru had taught me. The blind leading the blind at it’s finest.
I have this problem where I overthink things. I also have this problem called ethics. I wasn’t about to tell somebody how to do something that I had no idea how to do myself. You can’t do something like this unless your whole being is into it. If you try to, you just come across as fake and a fraud. Don’t Get A Real Job got put on the back burner, and I moved on with my life.
Fast forward to April of 2015, and my life had changed. A job I loved was slowly becoming a job I was enduring. The nail in the coffin was when I was asked to post a job that was basically the description of what I had started out doing at my previous job. I had moved up to management, moved into salary, and hated it. I needed out. It was time to move on to something bigger and better.
This blog isn’t the blind leading the blind. It’s a description of my journey to this point and beyond. I’ve never lived a “normal” life, and only worked a “normal” job for fifteen months. Yet somehow I’ve been able to survive and flourish. If you are working a job you hate, or are looking to get more fulfillment out of life, then this blog can help you find a way.
A real job isn’t what you would expect. A “real job” is a job that makes you dread Monday mornings. A “real job” is a job that causes you to want to drink yourself senseless Friday and Saturday night. A “real job” is something to be avoided at all costs. If you are working a “real job,” lets get you out of it, and free you from a life of boredom and unhappiness.