Michael and I have been together for nearly 10 years, and for most of those years he’s had to endure me hopping from job to job to job as I attempt to find something to do for a living that I find at least half interesting. I’ve had temp jobs and permanent jobs, I’ve been in and out of work and not once has he complained that maybe I ought to get my act together.
After nearly 9 years of service in his job, Michael has decided to quit. What sort of partner would I be if, after all the times he’s supported me, if I didn’t do the same in return? (Answer – one that has a permanent seat reserved on the train to Dumpsville). Not only do I support him, I’m proud of him and I’m excited about what the future brings.
Michael is a wonderful man with a beautiful, fascinating and creative mind. He’s already wasted too much of his life advising people to reboot and apply service pack yada yada. Now’s the time for him to share his creativity on a full-time basis. If you’re familiar with Michael through GTD and all that, I’m sure he’ll be writing about productivity now and again, but this is the time for his art to shine. It’s going to be worth looking at, so stick around.
As for me, well, I’m still working, just 3 days a week for the time being, but if our finances get low* then I will increase my hours. Because I’m a temp, I can work fairly flexibly, changing hours around and taking breaks between assignments. The idea initially was I’d gradually reduce the hours I worked, then stop when we had enough PigPog income coming in to make up the shortfall. That all changed when it became obvious that Michael really needed to quit his job, and soon.
What was the first thing he did the morning after his resignation? Service packed my computer. I find that sweet and very amusing. 🙂
Our dream is to make this site a success, enough for us to make it our living, and I believe that if two people in love share a dream it can come true. We are definitely two people in love, so I can’t see how we can go wrong.
*buy something from Amazon! Please!