I feel like a teen again. At 61 I wonder who I will become in the next few years. So I am going back to the big choice I made when I had to decide what path I was to take for the working part of my life.
If I had to live my life all over again, I would have chosen this. I chose it then. I was all set to go to RMC and enter the Canadian Army. But I had second thoughts and backed out.
But what decided me was that I needed to get away from my family - in every way. And so earning the kind of money that would make me independent early was the decing force. So Soldier Rob and Actor Rob did not grow. Though they both still live in me.
I became banker Rob
But in my mid forties I could not be Banker Rob any more. I became Teacher/Consultant Rob.
At first I worked with large organizations and still kept the "Look" of that world.
But as I began to immerse myself in nature and networks, I drifted away from the Corporate World. We did not fit anymore.
I became more relaxed.
Here I am at NPR having a good day with Doc Searls and Jeff Jarvis.
As I drifted even further from the corporate world, I toyed with becoming the sage.