Bits and Pieces: Update on Work Life, Addressing Hypocrisy
I’m about two weeks away from surviving a very busy tax season, excited to finally get closer to my goals that I laid out when I started this blog. If you recall, I started this blog in January, right around the time when work started getting extremely busy for me.
It’s come to my attention that this blog, so far, is indeed the perfect example of hypocrisy, and I’m not afraid to admit that fact. With a title like “My 4 Hour Workweek,” you might expect me to still be working the 40 hour per week grind, but certainly not 80 hours per week. After all, I might as well rename this blog, “My 4 Hour Workweek x 20.” I don’t think that name is as catchy.
It’s a frustrating position to be in, because I feel like I have a lot of great ideas in the pipeline, including a host of things I’d like to write about. I’m still trying to squeeze in time to complete my current “30-day challenge” but it’s shaping up to be more like a 60-day challenge in terms of actual time elapsed.
To put a positive spin on all of this, I think these busy and somewhat stressful times are actually fuel for the fire. Without an adverse perspective on my current work life, I wouldn’t be as motivated to improve it. Best of all, I still think that this blog will be the roadmap for anyone in my position, (hopefully) showing that the transition is possible – to go from a job you dislike or are not interested in, to something more enjoyable and rewarding.
Most of the time, you only read or hear about successful people long after they’ve achieved their success, but you rarely see an actual, firsthand account of how they got there. Now, I don’t know for sure if I’ll ever be really successful, but if I am, you can be sure it’ll be captured here. Hopefully this will inspire those of you who are currently in my position.