Call it a disaster or call it a blessing – undisguised – but I was fired from my job on October 3rd of this year! Don’t get me wrong, I am worried, I am financially insecure, I am applying for jobs like crazy. I am also Mom of a one year old, which takes unemployment to a whole other level.
But what I also know is that I want to be free to actually raise my son as opposed to sending him to daycare right now. This is not a stay at home Mommy vs working Mommy debate because we all do what’s best, or at least what we think is best, but for me, I don’t want to miss out on moments while he is so young. I want to build something that we can experience together, in the present. Freedom is not a paycheck to pay bills, and my son doesn’t schedule his precious moments, triumphs and milestones on weekends only. Freedom is not money, but time. So when I work, I want to work for time, and not money, meaning I want to make enough money to spend my time the way I want to. It’s not necessarily a pipe dream because people do it everyday.
Here’s the catch – I’m not altogether sure! So with this little “stay (at home) cation”, amongst other things, I am learning to code at http://www.codeacademy.com. I get discouraged, but I am determined. Learning to code and building a commerce, blog or database site is only one way to create a boss-less income. Don’t get me wrong, I am applying for jobs in my field, but my goal is for that to be temporary, while I work toward a permanent resolution to working for time, and not just money.