The pursuit of happiness…and beer

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    Somewhere...something went terribly wrong

    For the past 8 years I have lived in a state of illusion thinking that higher education and corporate success is the key to a blissful life. To some, that might be the case. To me, following the predictable path hasn’t gotten me any closer to happiness. The golden handcuffs impaired my ability to take risks and it has adversely impacted my personal and professional life. I think it’s time for change!

    Change came in a big way last week. Get ready, brace yourself, here it comes…I quit my big bad insurance job. Some might call it impulsive, risky or simply stupid. I call it a calculated risk that will put my life back on track. I’m sure you have many questions. Yes, my wife supports my decision. No, we don’t have outside financial support. Yes, we have savings. No, we don’t have debt, kids or a mortgage. In our opinion, we have a short window of opportunity before we have these things and we’re going to make the most of this time.


    So, what's my plan? Simply stated, happiness! I have an amazing wife, a great family and great friends. There is one piece of the puzzle missing and I’m setting sail to find it. My immediate goal is to pursue a job in the craft beer industry and I have already started the search. I plan to use BsBB as a diary to document my pursuit of a job in the craft beer industry. I hope you find my posts interesting and motivational to pursue your dreams and passions. As for long term goals, you’ll have to stay tuned. I need a little time to get them off the ground.

    I don’t expect everyone to agree with my decision, especially in these tough economic times. I’m ok with that but I still want to hear your thoughts and opinions. And, of course, if you have any job leads in the craft beer industry, please let me know. Prost!


    “Oh, yesterday's over for sure
    So I can't look back for too long
    There's just too much to see waiting in front of me
    and I know that I just can't go wrong”

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  • Mark
    Mark I always say do what makes you happy, so, kudos to you. You will always succeed in what you are doing if you love what you do.
    May 5, 2009