Monday, April 16, 2012
The Way of Monday
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Mondays? Don’t mind 'em. I used to, yes, back when I was getting up two hours before work started, traveling in my car to their location (on my dime, mind you), walking into a building, punching a clock and waiting for idiots to tell me what my tasks were for that day.
Oh, my God, I get sick thinking of it.
But now, things are so much cooler on Mondays! I work from home and love every second of it. The weekends actually seem extremely long to me anymore. I get to pick and choose, largely, the days I work and the days I do not, and I still make a really decent living. No, I couldn’t support a family of seven on my income but for me, the girlfriend, and the cats, I’m doing more than okay.
Mondays mean I have an excuse to get up early and enjoy the morning. I get to catch up on a few forums and the ever-present Facebook while I’m working. In fact, I’m working now, while I’m writing this blog entry. In my pajamas. With a coffee. This isn’t the most difficult life, I can tell you that.
I used to run online chess tournaments Monday nights, but the site I work for is closing down so there’s no more of that, at least for now. But that leaves me free to work early, “clock-out” early, and then get outside to enjoy me some sunshine. This week my aim is to clean the rest of the garage. One half looks pretty good but the other half... ew.
Anyhow, I guess the point of this particular entry is that if you are reading this and you are absolutely miserable on Mondays, or any other day, for that matter, I highly suggest changing your situation. It really is worth it. I can’t imagine working for the man, climbing some bullshit company ladder, kissing ass, then turning around one day and wondering just what in the hell I’ve been doing. These past three years working at home have been absolutely golden, and it just keeps getting better.
Life is too damned short to waste it making money for other people. Do what you want to do. If you are happy at work and legitimately like what you do, more power to you; that’s awesome! If you don’t, though, get out. Even if you have to take a pay cut at first. Get out. There are something like seven-billion people on the planet; surely one of them has a better opportunity waiting for you.