My name is Mike, and I’m in search of some Big Life Changes…

I’ve spent pretty much all of my adult life doing various forms of engineering for work, and not much else.  Working for the same company for 15 years, when the chance to get laid-off came, I was happy to take it so I could cash-out the severance and try something new.

Now with the freedom of not having a job, I moved to another state hoping to begin a completely new life.  But, I didn’t realize how much impact the loss of contact with my 15+ year friends would have, nor what it would feel like to not have a job for the first time in my life.

So, I panicked and interviewed for a new job — back in the state I had just moved from — and got it.  The job had some serious misrepresentation when I actually got started, which led to a rocky couple years for me.  This is one of the reasons I started drinking so much as I hated every single day, since I had given-up on my dream, only to work every day in a job that I actually hated.

Things have gotten better at work (though I’m still not living where I want to be), but as I see my 40th birthday on the horizon, I’m feeling compelled to determine what I want from life and where I want to go.

Big Life Change is a site that I’m using to chronicle my journey to a better life, acting as a journal and sharing place for anyone else who might find it interesting or helpful in their own life.

Wish me luck and if you’re reading anything and have comments or advice, please do chime-in via the comments on the post!


2 Responses to About

  1. Hi Mike,
    I’m hoping you are well and able to receive this message. It looks like you stopped writing this blog about 10 years ago.
    I’d like to introduce myself. I am Simon Phillips. I am a writer, trainer and coach for people dealing with all of life’s changes.
    My next project is the biggest challenge I have ever taken on and my aim is to help millions of people across the planet. I Founded a “Profit For Purpose” organisation called The Change Maker Group and we support people seeking to bring about change in their own lives and the lives of others across the world. Through our Change Makers Community, we support NGOs and ordinary individuals with free online training accessible on mobile phones everywhere. We also train people on how to make change happen sustainably.
    We were searching for a suitable title for the project and Big Life Change seemed perfect.
    Do you plan to reignite your blog? If not, would you be open to passing it on to us to pick up the baton? We would be delighted to dedicate an aspect of the project in your name if that would be of interest to you?
    Hope this message gets to you and look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Best wishes,

    • BLC Mike says:

      Hi Simon — Are you looking to purchase the domain? I would be willing to sell it for a reasonable amount (unlike squatters), but I am not looking to gift it away at this time.

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