As Americans, we want to be successful. We strive to make an impact. We aim for excellence. But no one really talks about what we may ultimately have to give up for the price of passion.
Three years ago I embarked on a path that is cause for pause. I was a corporate business employee with a posh 401k, health benefits, enough money to travel just about anywhere I pleased, and a fairly comfortable existence. I was also feeling extremely unfulfilled...and displeased with the mediocracy—the settling—I had so silently agreed to be a part of.