The Great Escape

My friends…the time has come.

Back in May 2012, I quit my ridiculously well-paid, ridiculously easy job as a creative content writer for a global software company. I didn’t leave for a new position elsewhere and I didn’t even look for a new job; I just decided enough was enough, handed my notice in…and left.

Why? Many reasons.


I left because I was bored of sitting at a desk, when I could be climbing mountains, swimming in lakes and roaming the wilds. I left because I was bored of staring at a screen and tapping at a keyboard, when I could be looking out over vast landscapes and pouring over maps, planning mighty quests.

I left because I was bored of having mundane conversations about nothing, when I could be drinking, feasting and singing – revelling in the joy of life and celebrating the wonderful things people do every day.

I left because life is short; too short to spend the majority of it pretending to care about something when, in reality, I simply did not give a shit.

I left because I realised that what I was doing did not matter. Not one little bit…and that is no way to live a life.

Since then, I have been very lucky. Over the last eight months, I have been given opportunities to ply my trade elsewhere, working on some amazing projects and for some incredible clients. I have had all the time in the world to exercise, write, create, revel, sing and gradually repair the damage I did to my soul by utterly neglecting it for 18 precious months of my young life.

What I have not done, however, is adventure.

Well, that is about to change.

Welcome, my friends, to the Chronicles of Adventure.

About the Author
Ed Gamester is a silly man who lives in the United Kingdom. He is the harbinger of Ghost Squad, singer of Gay Bum and author of A Rum Run Awry. He fights, kills and dies for TV and films, and gallivants around the place wrestling, drinking and lifting things for glory and profit. Where Ed treads, there stamp the boots of the Guild. Ed does not wear glasses, but feels this photograph makes him look more intelligent and artistically talented than he is. Feel free to contact him: he is disappointingly affable.

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  1. Marisa's Low Carb Kitchen Talk Reply

    Wow good for you. Not too many people can do what you did. I’d call that an adventure in itself.
    Great pic 🙂

    Cheers to your new adventures!!!

    • murorga Reply

      Thanks Marisa! I’m pretty sure everybody can do what I do, but I’ve just been lucky enough to have other people to support me when I screw it all up! Thanks for commenting and all the best 🙂

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