Reverse Engineering

If you asked me twenty years ago what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have answered: To be happy. If you ask me the same question now, I will answer: To be ridiculously happy.

But with such adult concerns like the mortgage, utility bills and similar ek-ek like that, the challenge now is doing what makes me happy while earning a living at the same time. I still don't have all the details in place, but a perfectly happy day for me will go something like this:

  • I wake up rested from ten hours of uninterrupted sleep.
  • I take a leisurely breakfast while browsing Facebook and Instagram.
  • I take my time in the shower, maybe even indulging in a body scrub because I can.
  • Same thing with getting ready for work.
  • I walk to my office and do my work while humming and tapping my feet
  • I walk back home and hang out with my boys
  • Blog.
Clearly,  a perfect day for me involves not rushing and having enough me-time while also spending an inordinate amount of time with my family until we get sick of each other.

So how do I make this scenario happen?

Location is of utmost importance in my perfect day because if my house and place of work are near each other then the biggest stressor, traffic, is immediately removed. It's either I live ridiculously near my place of employment or I have my own business.

As for working, I am in love with the work-life balance in the Court and am pretty much decided that I want to remain in government service. So now the question is, do I stay with the judiciary or move on to another agency?

And if I do stay in the judiciary, do I continue with my cozy and steady position  or go for it and apply to become a judge? Stay in my comfort zone or shake things up?

I have a little over a year to ruminate on my next move so wish me luck!


Tara Cabullo said…
I live ridiculously near my office as in I just cross and nap during lunch break. I don't have people to spend my newfound hours though, I mean, my family's not here and my friends can only see so much of me haha! So I think you have an awesome life already despite not having those things yet. Of course, happier situations will be much appreciated :) I'm perfectly happy with my no-rush life but I wish I had someone to come home to. Hehe :)

Miss you, Jill! RFP hasn't replied to me yet huhu so I don't know if I can just crash the class. Do you mind asking for me if ever you get to talk to them? :) Thank you and see you soon!

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