Amid all my dreaming to become a part-timer I have started to really appreciate how precious time is. Working full time sucks so much time (and energy) out of your day that after years of it you forget how much you miss out on. School pick ups, being at home from 3pm and being able to prepare dinner before dark – things I have not taken for granted as I have not known them. When I reduced one working day a week to half a day I was beside myself! A morning to do with what I please? Oh boy.
On this morning each week I tend to write. I cart my laptop to some place gorgeous and I order a coffee or two and tap away on my keyboard. Two hours passes, I pack my laptop away and go home to work. I use those two hours wisely and I surround myself with beautiful sights and sounds, usually I am found sitting by the coast. Last week however I decided to go for a walk by the river. And as I reached the foreshore this is what I saw…
Obviously I only had my iPhone with me as my intention was to exercise, not to take photos. So first order of the day when I become a part-timer will be to take my camera down for some serious shots. Needless to say I will spending a fair bit of time down here in a week or so. I might just call this my new office. As much as I loved my old office with its corner windows, space and view of the clouds, I don’t think it will quite compare to this. I have for some time wondered how I wound up sitting in fluorescent lighting in an office, and now as I ogle this wondrous beauty I wonder some more.
If you need me I’ll be perched on the foreshore, coffee in hand. Not sure I will be making any money but I sure as hell will be smiling!