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So that was October 2015? Nearly 3 years ago. Wow... time flies.^^^ This is what it's all about for me.
I've not detached my income from my time yet, but I at least don't have to report to anyone.
This Wednesday I was able to drop one of my little lads off to a class before school and go for a little walk before picking him up and taking him up to school.
I took the picture below at 09:20am, on a Wednesday morning, when everyone has settled into their cubicle.
I didn't ask for permission to walk around that lake.
If I have to take a job to keep the wolf from the door, I will.
If I have to flip burgers to stay in the game, I will.
But I'll miss taking my little lads to school.
And I'll miss crisp October mornings like these.
Thanks for the shot in the arm @Vigilante.
A Crisp October Morning In Ireland
I sat on that bench on the far right for 10 minutes just taking it all in and being grateful I was able to be there, at that time.
I still get to spend a lot of time with my kids.
It's the summer holidays and they've been off school for about 7 weeks. They've about a week left before they're back in school.
I've been minding them during the day - mostly having fun, partly pulling my hair out (parents will relate). It's tiring because I work in the evening when everyone goes to bed, sometimes (often?) till 1am.
No complaints though. I see cars coming into the estate at 5:30 pm when I'm out playing hurling with the lads on the green. One of my neighbours was out pushing one of his toddlers round the green on his little tricycle. The guy was wearing his shirt and tie and it suddenly dawned on me that he'd just got home and this was the first thing he wanted to do when he got in the door - spend time with his kids before they go to bed.
He came past and we chatted. He said it must have been a great day today (we've had a great summer of sunny days here in Ireland). He then asked "What do you do Andy?". Ah, I suddenly realised all those parents keep coming in every evening after fighting their way through traffic and see me playing with the kids all the time.
I gave him the high-level view and offered to have a chat about it over coffee sometime. I hope he takes me up on it.