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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Get A [Real] Job... Or Change The World?

People often ask me the familiar question, "What do you do?"  They see me at home a lot, often in pajamas (hey, I dress for comfort), seemingly care-free.  I work from home, that's the simple answer, but a real look at what I do, why I do it, and how I do it, well, that can be quite a loaded question to tackle.  The reality is that I am working from home and enjoying it, but I have not quite found the level of success I desire for me and my family - but I am getting there!

Sadly, when you do anything unusual, there are those that will scoff, if not ridicule.
"Get a real job!"
Now, I could let the New Yorker in me come out and respond, "Screw you, buddy!"  That sort of behavior, however, is unproductive.

 What I do *is* a real job.  I pay the bills, my family does not ever go without, and we have more time to share together.  Of course, it's not easy and there are days when I contemplate taking an offer for a traditional job, where I can easily go into autopilot but never have the free time to enjoy the fruits of my labor.

In this diatribe of sorts, I would like to share my logic behind working from home and doing business online/virtually.  I hope I can provide some inspiration for those experiencing my very same struggles!

How you define a real job and success can lead to contentment or dismay.