Today is my D Day:
Quit day job
Hi there folks, Brian Charles Jowers here, today is my Decision Day (D Day). I have had enough of travelling and working away from home, so I am going to work for myself, at home for a while.
What brought on Decision Day?
As I have said elsewhere, I have been contracting for nearly two decades, most of which has been miles away from home. Also, as a contractor I felt sort of obliged to work, only taking long weekends (working the required hours in four days) and a week or two at the end of the year. Minimum week would be three days.
I had been reflecting for several days:
- Why am I doing this?
- Do I really want to get up before 4:00 am every Monday?
- Do I really need to drive over 160 miles to get to work?
- Do I really need to stay away from home during the week?
So the time had come to make a decision, probably the biggest decision I have made for some time.
Felt like I had been working there all that time…lots going on with family and at home so made the decision not to renew the contract: the equivalent of quitting from a permanent job.
The Bigger Plan
I have always wanted to work nearer to home, the opportunity to do so has become even less these days. This, has come about with a general contraction of the defence industry, together with restructuring and company acquisitions, making the available jobs further away.
Why not work from home?
Now, that is a good idea, just need a business set up, simple!
Why not set up the business now?
Brilliant idea. I am not currently going to work could take two or three months before having to look for another contract. Need somewhere with plenty of space, current office space is cramped.
I have this homemade summer hous at the bottom of the garden, set within a deck area.
It would take quite a bit of effort but….
…. here is the base for a log cabin.
All ready to go:
- Need the log cabin
- Power connection
- Broadband connection
And will be all set (and of course tidy up the garden)
Until next time…
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