Are you in control of your own life? Do you wake up every day feeling incomplete, misplaced, adrift? As if you are at the mercy of the currents of fate?
I see you everywhere as I navigate the day. Working the checkout at the grocery store. Driving the cabs downtown. Waiting tables. Manning the nursing station at the hospital. Meeting a prospective client for a power lunch. You have that look on your face. Is this my life? What am I doing here, forcing myself to care passionately about warranty plans, battery life, and wireless rates?
I know that look well, because I wear it too.
It is the look of a world-weary dreamer. Someone who has been conditioned and programmed into disproportionate preoccupations with things which are ultimately trivial (Season premieres! Fashion disasters! Celebrity scandals!). Someone who has adopted the posture and mannerisms of a “responsible adult”, while abandoning the inner child within, the part of us that dreams without boundaries and recognizes no limitations.
Fortunately, my orphaned inner child is resilient. Every so often, I hear him pounding on his locked door, demanding to be set free.
Lately, the pounding has grown louder.
As I stand up in a conference room and present process enhancements, I can hear him. As I work late into the night on a sales proposal, I can hear him, louder still. His pounding and shouting provide an unsettling soundtrack as I walk into offices populated with people who have the look of world-weary dreamers.
I know that look well, because I wear it too. But not for long. I can’t ignore the pounding at the door any longer. It’s time for me to start wading against the current and write my own story. I’m hoping to find a courageous few to join me.
Our Hero is a private sector drone, father of three, happily married to a formidable, beautiful wife who has given him one year to pursue his dream of becoming a successful writer. This is the true account of his journey, and a call to adventure for anyone who is looking for more.