September 3rd 2013 - A New Kind of Freedom
After the tears of sadness subsided, I ran as fast as I could from the corporate greed, male bias, and micromanaging bureaucracy. I was no longer a corporate trustee. I decided months ago that my job was crushing my soul, so yesterday I finally made the move I was dreading – I gave my two weeks’ notice, grabbed a plant off my desk, and drove home.
As I picked up my children from daycare, I noticed a throbbing in my forehead. I believe that is what the medical community calls stress. I decided to assess exactly what was stressing me out because for the first time in so long I felt focused. I felt like I could do anything I wanted and that I could find new and exciting ways to earn an income away from the shackles of workplace culture – I could create my own.
That is where the stress comes in – I have no idea what I want to do now.
In an attempt to find some entrepreneurial spirit from those that walked before me, I Googled "soul crushing job" and read two great articles online. One claimed that I should do absolutely NOTHING (http://goo.gl/pKgqiw) now that I am gainfully unemployed because this is the best gift I could have given myself, while the other blogger (goo.gl/CFqYHN) discussed how to live minimally and find a way to make $10/ day online then $100/day and then roll into $10,000/month and so on and so forth. I felt like those two concepts set me free.
Even though my career path and aspirations are transforming before my eyes, one thing I know that I am passionate about is working with trust fund beneficiaries. I will find a way to protect willing trust fund beneficiaries from their corporate trustees, and in doing so I will find an outlet to write about my own experiences and expose the bloated world of trust fund expenses geared to keeping funds away from the ones that need it, in order to pay bonuses to the ones that don’t.
-Tracy Freese, MA, CWPW
Chartered Trust and Estate Planner