I’ve had a fairly indulgent winter of catching up on reading, keeping up with new movies, and playing through some old video games. I’ve been saving fast towards a new real estate project and expect to buy a place in the next few months. I’ll post all about it when I do. But for now I’ve just been enjoying a lot of leisure time. Since I’m able to get in most of my gaming, reading and movie/tv watching during the work day, I spend my free time doing stuff like playing guitar, hiking/biking, expanding my cooking skills, visiting with friends, and doing a few little projects around the house.
I’ve intentionally avoided taking on any big goals other than continuing to save for my next property investment. I’m really enjoying the leisurely life of the part-time landlord and slacker job combo. And it sits in stark contrast to my life not long ago of working full-time and simultaneously taking on a full course load for years. So I don’t want to ruin the leisure by telling myself I need to use this time productively to learn Spanish, or start a software project, or any number of big, difficult tasks that require a sustained long-term effort. Maybe soon I’ll get bored and decide I do want to take on one of those tasks, and if so, great. But I’m not going to force myself to pursue anything in particular just yet.
I’m having too much of a good time to sacrifice any of it.
My job continues to be a walk in the park. I was commended for being a leader at my six month review. The job is a perfect incubator for me right now. I often wonder when I’ll leave it. Right now I’m thinking I’ll stay at least through next year. And possibly a couple of years after that. I’m just not sure. The big impetus that will probably drive me to leave is wanting to take a long, multi-month trip. Like maybe heading to another climate for the winter. If they let me take multi-month leaves of absence I, I hate to say it, but I might never quit. But rest assured, they wouldn’t put up with that, so I’ll be forced to officially retire even from the slacker job at some point soon.
My apologies for the dearth of content. But all I’ve been doing lately is saving money and having fun.