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  • Its been 5 years since I chucked my fulltime job at a newspaper and began a freelance career in "multimedia" journalism. 5 long years. I had a lot of hopes and aspirations back then. I still do.

    I've wanted to create features that mainstream media would not bother about. The stuff that requires time that the mainstream does not have. I wished to experiment with forms of storytelling that went beyond just print or electronic. I wished to use the tool that works best for each story - in fact, each part of a story.

    I've done a lot in the past 5 years, have no doubt. I have finances flowing in (and out). But somehow, I feel like life is speeding by and once gone, its gone. There are so many interesting ideas I would like to pursue. So many stories I would like to tell (if I could get the time!). But as each day ends it seems I'm caught in this whirlpool of everyday activities from which there is no out.

    My life simply wizzes by. I know unless I grab the opportunity that each day presents to do something for my Goal, I will find myself, 5 years hence, just where I started.

    Life flushed down the toilet.
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