I feel this a lot. Like you, I once had a high powered career and all the trimmings and trappings that come from that. I’ve been through many different stages, but living the country artist’s life in a humble but comfortable cottage suits me right down to the toes.

The trimmings and trappings don’t matter. I wonder, though, how I might have coped if I’d had a child to raise. I might have had a harder time abandoning the stability of “success.”

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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