Late night musing:
I’m grateful for a baby who falls asleep on her own easily so I can have free time for myself at night to work. In this world where everything is uncertain, it is important to find enough sources of income so in the event that one source is cut, the alternative sources will ensure that your world doesn’t crumble. The worst thing is having a job which you hate to the core and drains you but you have no choice but to continue dragging your soul-less body into a crowded train to slog the day out.
I’ve toyed with the idea of quitting my day job for a few months now, but have since put the plans on hold. Even though it pays me a pittance, it is ultimately still my main source of income.
- Low workload
- Understanding superiors
- Flexi-hours (a typical work day ends at 4:30pm and I’m home by 5:30pm)
- Option to work from home once a week
- No OT or work on weekends
- Flexibility to suggest and execute ideas
- No micromanagement
- Pay is below market rate
- Not being physically around Elise for 40 hours per week
Combined with other sources of income, I can finally say that I’m earning just as much, or even more than my peers without having to do overtime. It’s inexplicable how some opportunities just fall into my lap, just like that.
My in-laws like me a lot because whenever he makes me upset and I tell his mother or brother, he’ll get an earful from them. They also told him that they don’t want to see him if he’s not returning with me or Elise.
In this uncertain world, it is important that we find contentment and security from the ones we love. Tune out the negativity. It helps to keep a diary or space where you record down only the happy moments so it recharges you when you’re feeling down.