You write better when it’s coming from your heart, when there are feelings behind the keystrokes.
That’s why I want to write about what I feel right now–not so masculine, I know.
I really wish I could escape the Rat Race. I don’t want to be filthy rich. And I sure don’t want to be bathing in golden coins. I just want to be free from the clutches of 9-to-5.
Since I started working, my life has been simply as follows:
- Going to work.
- At work.
- Coming back from work.
- Recovering after work.
- Sleeping early to go back to work.
And it’s driving me crazy. Having so little free time makes me feel like I’m always on a rush. If you stood in front of my house, stalking me–you creep–to see how often I go in and out during the day, your eyes will not be able to keep up. Because that’s how fast I’m moving, trying to make the most of what little time I got, before I have to go back to my prison.
Maybe I feel this way because I don’t like my job–no one does. But what can I do about it? It’s not like I can simply turn a corner and find the job of my dreams! especially in this day and age. That’s why I’ve been planning an escape lately. And by planning, I mean daydreaming whenever I have a rough day. Still, I was able to learn a couple of things about the corporate prison:
- No one will ever tell you how to escape. If someone does tell you something, ignore that sucker; if he really knew how to escape, he would’ve done so already.
- You have to make your own escape plan and carry it through.
- Mimicking those who escaped before you will not guarantee your freedom. The security systems are always changing. Old breaches are being patched, while new openings are being discovered.
- Luck plays a major rule in your success.
- And If you don’t have a plan for your life outside the prison, you will find yourself back inside before you can even blink.
I would like to know if any of you is also planning an escape, or if you feel my way of thinking is childish.