See, it wasn't the hard work that I had a problem with. I love hard work.
It was the lack of flexibility.
I hate being told when I can and can't take a break, eat, go to the gym, take a vacation. I like to work when I feel like it, and live my life, when I feel like it... If I want to sleep in this Wednesday and get up early the next, I want that to be ok.
I like to set my own rules, and I don't do well with authority.
I needed something that allowed me to help people and get paid for it without feeling like a prisoner, without the hours passing me by, tied to a cubicle while I know there is a world out there waiting for me.
I needed something that allowed me to be me, and do all the things I wanted to do without sacrificing my career. In fact, I wanted to excel in my career. I had ambition, I just wanted to have it on my own terms.
At the time I thought to myself, "Christian, nothing is wrong with having a job right now, but NOT working towards quitting is a problem. Change needs to happen now if you're ever going to have the life you want. "