If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time?
I left my job last November. I still collect a paycheck that allows me to get by, however, I work everyday. I’ve turned into a writing machine. I’m going to write a best seller so that the man I love can retire early. On top of that, I’m a single mom. So, I’ve got my son to take care of (although he’s 11 and can take care of himself) I still have to do laundry and dishes, and grocery shopping. He helps, no doubt. We’re teaching him to be a good future husband. Not societal standards. So, I’m a stay at home mom who writes. That’s what I am. And a therapist to all my friends on the side. It seems like each day, there’s a new friend with a new problem, and I do my best to help them solve it. Now, on top of ALL of this, my son has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression and so he’s going to therapy once a week. I’ve got a call in to a specialist, but he’s quite a hike away. Regardless, if it’s for the best interest of my son, I’ll to go to any lengths to see that he gets better. So, when you add up all that I do, and then take into consideration I was working 40+ hours a week, it’s a wonder I didn’t lose my mind. I can’t say that leaving the job has made things more easier. I miss my girls and I miss the customers, and sometimes think about going back. Like once Ryan’s back in school, or on days when the laundry is caught up. I loved that place. Going every morning for a coffee isn’t enough. So, I guess we’ll see.