A Man of wealth and taste

by Frost on October 4, 2010

Less than two hours into the project, and already my legions of admiring readers (Hi Grandma!) are hungry for some biographical details. Or so I assume.

I am a twenty-five year old office drone, one year into a promising career as a (yawn). I studied (boring) at the University of (meh) before getting a (lucrative professional designation) from the U of (alright).  I work for (huge, faceless bureaucracy) in the (whatever) department and have been there for almost one year. I make about $XX,XXX, plus benefits and great job security. If I stick with my career track, I can easily be making $XXX,XXX by the time I’m thirty! With that income, and assuming at least one close relative dies before then, I’ve calculated that by I’ll be able to buy a house in (prestigious neighbourhood) as long as I’m dating a girl who makes at least $XX,XXX and has a maternity benefits package. Furthermore, if I assume that private tuition and designer baby clothes prices increase less than 5% per year, I’ll be able to afford two kids, and still be able to retire by 57! And buy a convertible! And a new deck! And…

OK, that’s enough. I know it’s satire, but it’s still depressing as hell to write that. It’s scary. Sometimes I feel like I went to sleep an eighteen year old, and woke up twenty-five. Well, how do I know I won’t go to sleep tonight and wake up forty?

That’s why this blog is not going to be about who I am right now. I’m not going to talk about the University of (meh) or the (whatever) department, because they do not matter.

Instead, I will use this space to write about who I want to become. I’m not interested in the version of myself that wears a tie every day and pretends to care about his coworker’s weekends. Neither are you. So I will write about the man I aspire to be: The Writer. The Musician. The Performer. The Entrepreneur. The man who has tried the beaten path and found it lacking.

I chose the Pseudonym “Frost” because the semi-meltdown which led to this project occurred while re-re-re-reading of The Road Not Taken. I can be reached at freedomfrost25 (at) gmail (dot) com.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

asdf February 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm

So what has changed?

anolen November 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Gee, you too?

Anthem July 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Your biography may as well have described my life up to this point, except that you have five years on me. I envy you the years you’ll be able to claim for a life lived consciously. It’s never too late to start on this journey though, and at 31 I’m finding the beaten path very unsatisfactory. I’ll be keeping a close eye on your blog.

Mormon Man March 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I’m really liking your site Frost. You’ve also chosen a very apt pseudonym. I’ll be adding you to the blogroll of my own site.

Goodtimer February 17, 2011 at 4:00 am

Good bio. I wish other bloggers would do the same. It’s good to know where the author is coming from.

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