After 15 years in the corporate world, I grew tired of the daily rat race, and realized I wasn’t spending the time I wanted on my creative hobbies. I always loved art, painting in particular, and loved going musicals, concerts, and museums.
But trying to keep up with the corporate world was totally draining me. I worked 8 or 9 hours a day, then there was the commute of about an hour and half a day. Then what I got home, I had no energy, and no desire to be creative.
The thing that started my transformation was the book “The Miracle Morning”. I started getting up at 5:00 am, and that gave me the first hour of the day to spend on me. I used this time to study personal development books, which lead to me starting my own home business. Eventually, that business grew, and now I do it full time. I either work from home, or from somewhere on the road when I travelling and seeing the world.
I will be blogging about some of the creative outlets I have now developed. For example, I was surprised that I loved cooking after attending a short series of local cooking courses. I love cooking dinner with my wife, and having friends over for a nice dinner and bottle or two of wine. My business has allowed me to make tons of new friends, and when we travel, we tend to have friends in a lot of the international locations we visit. They often invite us to their home for locally prepared, fresh meals, and they often point us to the best tourist sites and museums.
Charles Williams, Jan 2017