So I've been on a sabbatical of sorts from work for awhile. Recently, I've started a new job getting to work from home. It's still generally the same career line without the emphasis on career.
It's so true what they say. About how your priorities change as you grow older. Ideals get torn down, optimism dies, and realism sets in. Those all sound like bad things but I actually am pretty settled in learning the lessons of life.
I think everyone should get to go through these phases of life. I think it's a natural mechanism so we can learn to live with each step of our progression to death. LOL. Okay, yeah, I'm still a little morbid.
Anyhow, working is great. It's a chore of course but it's great to feels great to be financially productive again. Plus, I love having little distractions in life that make me feel like my brain is being exercised.
I was always a workaholic. I worked 70-80 hour weeks at my peek. I never saw weekends for months. I always did my best and always pushed as far as I could go. But one day I woke up and realized that I was wasting my life trying to "become" instead of just "being"...
At some point, I think everyone starts to decide, is this how I'm going to live the rest of my life? Is this it? And for me, sleep-eat-work seemed completely useless. Sure, I could have propelled myself into a high-track career and I could have become extremely successful.
But honestly, I don't really care what anyone thinks about me...whether or not I'm a great famous Architect! At the end of the day, I just want to be with the people who make me laugh. And some people might think I'm just settling but if settling means that you're finally happy, I'm okay with that.
So I'm pretty excited about the new job as it affords me the lifestyle that more suites who I am today.