I bet that’s not something most people have many of. Fridays are a working day for most people in daily jobs and even for shift workers it’s a time of getting up and getting ready for their day to start.
The only time we really experience a lazy Friday afternoon appears to be when we are on holiday, and most people don’t seem to get many of those any more, with many companies now only giving statutory holidays each year.
The solution I’m working on is a halfway house between working full time and having proper family time. I’m actually thinking of dropping an afternoon at work, in order to have that lazy Friday afternoon. So I will be working four and a half days per week, but I’m estimating that the improvements in my emotional health will outweigh any problems with finances.
Never going back to the payday loan world
But don’t worry, if you been reading this blog you will realize I am very nervous about money having been in a situation where I had to rely on online payday loan lenders in order to stay afloat and keep my family together.
Dropping that time work will only happen if it’s a luxury I can afford and also if the freshness I get from it will allow me to put my energy into doing something new which might make some more money. I might look at freelancing because even a couple of hours per week at a time I choose will add up to the time I lose through dropping a half day in my full-time job.
It’s been long all struggle getting to where we are now and I have no intention of going back to the bad old world, we are financially solvent and the kids are doing well at school.
We are having a family photo taken this weekend. It will be the first one we have ever had done. It’s going to cost a bit of money but we are aiming to have a really nice print done to put on our wall in a frame. I know it’s probably a little bit ostentatious and self-indulgent, but I think after the hard times we have had I’m really keen to do something that is just nice to do.
And that’s the key to life, sometimes just have to do things which are nice, rather than necessary and this is probably the first time we will have done something that is nice and not necessary for several years. I’m seeing it kind of as a new beginning for me and my family after several years of hard times, with debt and worry to cope with on a daily basis.
Anyway, I’m rambling now and it’s time for me to go and get on with my day. I hope something of what I’m writing is useful to somebody out there, as I say it’s more of a therapy for me to get my thoughts out in writing than it is with any idea of it being useful to anybody else, but if you are finding this useful then I’m really glad.