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 and 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 plan. A defined benefit plan 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 TLDs 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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