Thursday, January 15, 2009

Trading-In Money for Time

Every week, in my emails and phone calls, I find myself defending my decision to walk away from my job. With each variation of my response, I now realize that I am also articulating it for myself.

The underlying question is a tough one: If I am not independently wealthy, and I loved my job, why did I give it up mid-career? Every version of the answer involves time. I craved time-freedom so much that I gladly paid for it with my future earnings.

The succinct response, with apologies to the bard:
Not that I loved money less, but time more.

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