Minnesota Musings

Hey Mikey He Likes It!

By August 17, 2020August 19th, 2020No Comments

“Let’s give it to Mikey. He won’t like it, he hates everything.”

Like Mikey, in my younger days I was never satisfied. There I finally said it. Dissatisfied with life has over the years led to my current state of discontent. Thank god I write. Rather than letting these kinds of feelings fester I get to deal with it by writing about it and either accepting it or letting it go.

Just because I am discontent doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the life I have created. I really do. It is amazing. I would go so far as to say that it is because of this inherent discontentment that I would not be living be the life that I am living right now.

This is life, a blessing and a curse because I cannot stay in one place for too long. Just when I get to a place of contentment I put my ear on the tracks and hear the train of change-a-comin. Now that I am middle age and having experienced this countless times, I have come to accept that this is part of my character.

In my younger days I was always searching. Friends and family members often asked, “Why are you never satisfied?” I didn’t have an answer. I thought there was something wrong with me. Nobody else thought the way I did. They were following a conventional path summed up by one of my favorite songs by The Godfathers, titled “Birth, School, Work, Death.”

Back then I was a searcher looking for a suitable path. The journey of experience led me to the realization of this inherent discontentment. By trying out new things, whether a career, relationship, different cities, pretty much anything in life I began to sort out what fit.

Taking big risks such as written in a previous post about moving and working in NYC was part of the realization. It’s a thru-line of my life.

I could go into details about how I got to where I am in this moment sitting at my favorite coffee shop on the outskirts of central Tokyo, but I won’t.

If you wait a year or so the book I am publishing is all about this journey that has gotten me to this place. If you cannot wait I suggest going through my blog posts to glean the details and piece together how I have gotten here.

It’s a pretty interesting story if I do say so myself.

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