Posted by Tim Stobbs on April 2, 2015
Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but real life has been sucking down my attention with a vengeance. Work has been particularly busy and then my evenings and weekend have been consumed doing various kid related things and stuff that HAD to be done around the house.
The other particular things why I wasn’t writing is I have been going through a bit of deep hit of negativity around work lately. So I did draft a few posts but most of them came out so negative and occasionally whinny about working that I couldn’t bring myself to hit the publish button. It would have been like feeding you guys a steady diet of battery acid for posts. Perhaps later I’ll clean them up and publish them, but for now they are going to spend some time in limbo.
That is perhaps the unstated risk of pursuing financial independence. While having more money means you can put up with less bullshit at work, it also has the side effect it becomes easier to become disconnected from it as well. So in my case, I got so disconnected that one day I realized I could have cheerfully piled up all the paper on my desk, toss on my laptop and cell phone and burned the entire mess. Yes I was that apathetic about my job.
Actually it was so bad that one point I was seriously entertaining applying for a job with WAY less pay and worse hours just to have the novelty of doing something that I might enjoy. I had gone so far to actually put together a resume and cover letter and in a moment of self reflection realized that I was just trying to run away from my current job situation…it wasn’t going to solve any long term issues. Just trading one set of issues for another set so I didn’t put in the application.
Yet today is the start of a lovely five day weekend for me. So I finally have some time to think about things and realize that I just need to put some energy into something that I can enjoy. So I’m planning on expanding my wine making hobby to also include beer brewing. I’ll likely write up a post on the process later on in the spring or summer.
So now that I’m back…any particular topics you want to hear about? I’m taking requests.