Doing As Little As Possible
"This just isn't working.." Boy, did I agree! And said as much..to my boss!..which puts me in my current circumstances. It's six months since my initial blog, "Boomers Abroad" and I seem to be the only li'l boomer left on this ship. But now the fun begins! I may end up slingin' beans at my local Starbucks..but I do so with my head held high (probably in order to avoid looking down at my empty pockets!) Nobody, but nobody..should ever have to tolerate an abusive work environment..or an abusive anything for that matter. So here I go, unceremoniously launched as I was..into the next chapter of my life..pretty happy, I gotta say..and ready for adventure! My plan, you ask..? To do as little as possible. I mean, c'mon..just think about it.."doing" is the mantra in the good ol' US of A and I get it..we have a lot of liberties and wealth we take for granted in this country due to our adolescent "me, first!" and "I win!" and "you, suckit!" mentality...but, dude! I am 52 years old (I was like 18, just yesterday..I swear!) and all of my "doing" while (hopefully) valuable in many ways has led me to this moment..unemployed, with no pension, retirement, insurance..you name it! Any of those "security" kinds of words. Am I nervous..u bet! But, like they say.."when the tough get going..!" I just wanna slow down. More prevalent back-story: My Dad died at the age of 55. Oh, I know, I know..modern medicine and all that..it was 1977 and we have so much more in terms of early-warning systems, etc. But, I'm serious..I feel inspired and quite determined to pursue a lifestyle doing as little as possible. Just think of it! An entire new trend! "Whadya do today?" "Nothing." "Good for you!" It's radical I know..and maybe it's just the sound of my hormones drying up..but where have I gotten, exactly, for all of my "doing"?! Tired, bored, aspiring to misanthropy, a virtual shut-in...best friend to my cats! No, there's got be more..and I am determined to find it!..in a kind of lacadasical way, of course, with only minimal effort...follow me as I continue on the adventure of a lifetime.."doing" as little as possible. Hint: first stop Florida..been Googling "snorkeling" a lot, lately(tee hee).