An Introduction

This F2P blog is about personal freedom, how to find it and benefit from it, and do both sooner than later.

Why?

Because we all want to be happy and live the most fulfilling life possible.

It’s about how to work toward, achieve and maintain the freedom to pursue your path in life. The blog explores several topics from a number of angles, namely lifestyle, happiness, relationships, time, work, finance, spendingbusiness, philosophy, personal growth, and any other related topics that seem fitting. It is about why we do what we do and why we tend to mess ourselves up in the process by pursuing what society tells us we “should” pursue instead of what we really want: achieving personal fulfillment and increased self-worth through the pursuit of rewarding activities, endeavours and experiences. 

No. I don’t have all the answers. In fact, it seems the more any of us seek answers on an important topic, the more questions emerge. Regardless, I want to understand, as best as possible, the ingredients in the “secret sauce” we call happiness. Are you along for the ride?

 

Who are you? If you are reading this blog, you may already feel you’ve found your own version of “more” and you are basking in the words “YES! I KNOW!” when reading stories and articles that help you reinforce the choices that are keeping you happy and fulfilled day in and day out. If so, EUREKA!

OR

You might be looking for more. You may have the gnawing feeling in the pit of your stomach that you are missing out on some important aspect(s) of life despite being somewhere on the well-trodden road to achieving the “dream” of the right job/house/spouse/kid(s)/toys/vacation /body/other. The trappings of modern life don’t seem to be all they’re cracked up to be - and you want to find out why it feels like keeping up with the Joneses is getting to be more work than it’s worth. 

OR

Maybe you’re somewhere in the middle.

Whatever the case, you may be able to find some of what you need or want here. If not, hopefully I have managed to entertain you for a bit and thank you for stopping by.

 

Who was I? An MBA graduate who thought she had it all: graduated top of her class, had many great professional experiences and the perfect corporate career, the custom-built house, the full-size SUV, the motorcycle, the lavish & exotic vacations, fancy dinners & events, and all wrapped up in a bow of clothes, shoes & jewelry.

So, what was the problem?

Long hours were spent on many tough & exciting assignments, and the usual tight deadlines, for all types of bosses in a few different industries (the great, the good, the bad and the ugly).

I realized bit by bit that selling your soul for things that were not bringing happiness, for things that were merely sedatives, was not acceptable. Giving up what matters most was getting too expensive: time with family & friends, time to invest in oneself, time to be still & present, time to be healthy…TIME. The slow transformation was inevitable. I was becoming a member of the “walking dead”: those of us who show up to work for “The Man” as nothing more than a dispassionate & disillusioned warm body. 

so, I QUIT!

I am now “Free To Pursue”, a serial entrepreneur, published author, traveller, avid reader, consultant and coach with the freedom to explore and discover. Focused savings strategies and a newfound low consumption lifestyle provide the financial independence needed to choose my own path, no matter what that might be, now or in the future.

My focus going forward is to use time to learn more about life and how to make it the best it can be.

I hope you enjoy the information, thoughts, anecdotes, and stories I share in this blog and invite you to share your own.