07/14 Quitting Someone Else’s Dream

“How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?”   Jeena Cho

Growing up, all I ever wanted to be was a prosecutor. I graduated from law school and achieved my lifelong dream by becoming an assistant state’s attorney (ASA). I remember the momentary high of doing the thing I worked so hard to become followed very quickly by a deep knowing that this job wasn’t right for me. I’d feel sick to my stomach every Sunday evening and lived for Friday afternoons. Yet, I stuck with it because that’s what the Chos do – if something doesn’t work, try harder.

I now know how I felt about my job, it’s very common. If you feel this way about your job, please know, you are not the only one…

I’m writing this post overlooking the city of Portland sharing an Airbnb with four people who are here for the World Domination Summit. Three thousand people from all over the world are gathered here to answer the question, “How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?”…

My housemates have fascinating jobs that do not involve law. One just quit his corporate job and traveled around the world for four months. Another housemate who is a travel writer is moving from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Another is working on a photography book documenting his journey around the world (he also owns a tech company and is building a tiny house so he can be location-independent and mortgage-free.)

Read more at http://abovethelaw.com/2015/07/quitting-someone-elses-dream/


Elaine Walker