Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Third Month of Freedom - A Recap

Today marks three whole months of lack of traditional employment.

Even now, there is an uncomfortable lack of any sort of income going on.  I was hoping to see some motion in that direction by now, but I guess you can't rush things like that, hard as you may try.

Aside from the nagging issue of money being necessary for survival though, things are going great!  I know my kids better than I ever have, thanks to spending more than one hour per day with them.  Also, I'm in noticeably better shape than I was when this all started.  That, being due to exercise and cutting almost all meat from my diet.  (Meat is crazy expensive.)

I'm not a vegetarian. I'm a cheepatarian.

We've gotten far more clever about food and things like that.  Every deal in town is on the radar.  It's a pretty tight ship.

Likewise, time too has been stretched to the limit.  We've become far more active and productive as a family.

No doubt about it, it's a healthier and all-around better way to live.

The one trick I haven't yet figured out is, again,  how to get enough income to do it indefinitely.
In fact, I'm not even looking for a lot.  Just enough to get by, you know.

But I guess the one comfort is I'm not without prospects.  If the book totally flops, I could always take a 3 month contract job or something.  I'd hate to.  The idea of going back to the cubicle farm for even that long is far more repulsive to me than I thought it would be.

But a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
And ironically, so do I. ;)

So in summary:  It's a great lifestyle if you can pull it off.
(And I'm desperately hoping that condition can be achieved!)


Live YOUR adventure!
-E.L. Fletcher