I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my professional aspirations. While I appreciate my current position for having served, and continuing to meet my needs, I also realize the sense of urgency to fully commit to my passion.
When it comes to the work, I know a few things; I know I don’t particularly want to be frontline anything (Okay, I really don’t want to be frontline), I know that I want to contribute more than that. I know that I can type fairly fast (65 + WPM last I checked) with reasonable accuracy, and I know that I’d like to have a semi-flexible schedule. In short, I think writing is something I want to try to pursue. Not necessarily for the purposes of just becoming a writer, but even in terms of this blog. I don’t make any money (nor do I necessarily need to or plan to) from it, and it helps me get my thoughts out there.
In terms of long-term finances, I know that I’m not addicted to the money I make now. I can make the necessary adjustments to refine my lifestyle if I were to take a $10,000 – $15,000 pay cut. I don’t think I’ll have to worry, but I’d be more than happy making the amount of money I make now, doing what I love to do full-time.
Just some food for thought, for now. Mmmm, food.