Friday, January 20, 2012
The 40 hour work week
I have to ask myself the question, is this the only option? I have worked 40 hours a week, 50 weeks a year, two week vacation, a hand full of holidays throughout the year, with weekends off. Is that the life I want to live? I have lived it and it has been a part of the process and there is a certain stability to it. But do I want to continue to live that sort of a life? I don't know that I do. I would rather work part-time hours but get paid full-time salary. I would much rather choose the option of less hours and more freedom. I am all about independence and ownership. Real ownership. I want to own my life and give it to what or who I want to give it to. I want to have ownership over my salary and not depend on a faceless company for my income. Isn't it possible to set things up so that there is more time off without doing terrible damage to one's finances? I believe it is possible. Some people may scoff at this idea but it excites me. My time is the most precious thing that I own. I want to be careful how I give it away and use it because once it is gone it is gone.