Being a worker ant doesn’t seem as bad as it used to be.
I’ve blogged about how reconciling steady income versus my art has been the central struggle for most of my adult life, one that contributed to my divorce and nearly all the upheaval of the past five years.
The conventional minded people in my life used to say I was just picky, or lazy, or just never satisfied with anything I was doing. Maybe that was slightly true, but definitely not the whole picture….
I had that once, we shattered each other, and now she’s out there somewhere.
Originally from .reneeruinseverything.
You can say that again
Damn straight! I certainly was sucker punched by life.
Just imagine where you CAN be in 5 years.
Wow. How is it most of us got clusterfucked all in the same timeframe?
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Originally from just let it slide
I agree. I’m kind of at that stage right now: 13 years of full-time work is currently behind me, and I’m working part-time as I transition into full-time writing. These past four months have been some of the best overall ever for my stress, my health, my connections with my family, and my outlook.
And I thought it might be helpful to basically cut off 5 of those retirement years and intersperse them in between those working years
- Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off
This looks like a pretty interesting way to live your life, mixing in a year off during your working years. Why wait until you’re old to enjoy life away from work?
Originally from PrettyClever