Open Window

Well I guess I should stop looking for an open window, since in the last two years I have not been able to find one. The building I work in has 31 floors of windows, and not one that opens. You would think at least one would open. As you can probably guess I work in a cubicle. By cubicle standards it is a great cubicle. It measures eleven or twelve by nine feet, has a work and meeting area. I am even one of the lucky ones who was able to snag a bookshelf. But that is another story. Even with it being a great cubicle, it is still a cubicle and I think, no I know, it was not where I was meant to be. Which is a view that is not shared by all my colleagues. Not that I should not be here, but that they think there is nothing wrong with our lot in life, and they are probably right. Maybe with time, I will lose my desire to do something constructive with my life, but for now I am trapped. I work for a large organization that offers good wages, decent benefits, and a Defined Benefit Plans. A Defined Benefit Plans is almost unheard of nowadays, and I am able to retire in 2028 with a full pension. In 2028 I will be 58 years old, and have no idea what I will do when I retire. As you probably guess, I work for the government. Makes you wonder why I am always looking for an open window doesn’t it.

I guess I should clarify the “open window” reference, before you think I am referring to suicide. I am not. The “open window” is a metaphorical reference to my escape. Escape from my cubicle; escape from the 9 to 5 so to speak, hence the name of the domain I have chosen. I guess I am not alone since the .com and .net tld’s of the domain are taken, I decided to grab the .ca domain for my blog. It really made more sense since I am Canadian, and the blog is not going to be a commercial venture for me. I plan on using it more to outline the ideas I have, and how well I implement them in my quest to find my open window.

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I am a thirty something Canadian who enjoys learning about technology, even if I do not always put that knowledge to good use. I am dyslexic, which just means that I learn differently from the norm. While Dyslexia has been labeled is a disability, I have chosen not to think of it as such. To me I just learn differently, and since no two people learn exactly the same way, it just mean that I learn differently. Since I have been asked this question dozens of time, I will answer it before you ask. No I do not see things backwards. Even if I did, how would I know since I would have always seen things backwards. Something for you to think about.

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