Today marks the last day of my mobility and freedom. And what do I meant by that? Well, here it goes for the past month.
I only do work when I feel like it.
I don’t start working until it’s 1100hrs.
I leave work at around 1700hrs, and latest is 1800hrs.
I don’t work every hour even when I’m at my client’s place.
Whatever free time that I had, I spend on self-discovery, learning some stuff about mindfulness, decluttering, sharing my story, hanging out with friends, spend with my family, and catching up on TV series. These are the things that are meaningful to me.
I wake up usually only at 0900hrs or 1000hrs. But towards the later half of the month, I chose to go with some kind of routine and so I set the alarm clock to go off at 0730hrs.
And let me tell you something. I enjoyed it all.
With this new job, I do get slightly better (compared to freelancing) and more stable income, which would allow me to build up even more of my emergency funds and savings. That’s the only purpose. Other than that, I don’t see how it is a better option. I also don’t get a “freer” life in other sense. I will be forced to work a fixed hour or even need to put in extra hours. Forced into a stifling office. Forced to deal with office politics. Forced to deal with emails or tasks that aren’t necessary.
But you know what? I will find a way to make it work. Because it is a job for me to pay the bills and build up my emergency funds. As Joshua of The Minimalists always say: “drudge through the drudgery”. That financial freedom is necessary for me to do what I love.