What Games Mean to Me #6 Cut the Cord from the Man

Working a day job sucks. There, I said it. Every December my wife and I go to Hawaii and when we get back, we have the same conversation. The “I don’t want to go back to work” conversation, and not just in the “it’s monday” way. I am talking about the being beholden to the man kind of way.

Don’t get me wrong, I like my job and I like the people I work with, but I don’t see myself doing what I do now for the next 30-40 years. Maybe it is a reflection of my generation, but I want to be able to be my own boss and I want to be in that position before I turn 40.

I think board games are the best avenue for me to accomplish that goal. Board games, specifically board game design and publishing, keeps my interest. I really enjoy all the project management that is involved in making board games. Having secretly/unknowingly wanting to be an entrepreneur for most of my life, I think I have found the way to be my own boss. Now, I am not naive enough to think that it will not be difficult, time consuming and terrifying if and when I decide to send in my letter of “I’m out…!” but the older I get, the more I feel like there are things in life that need to be explored and making a living in the board game world is something that draws me in to the point where I think I can make it happen.

I think the one thing that scares me more than the idea of being able to cover the bills with my own company, is the idea that I could reach the age of 60 and not have tried at all.

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