I advised them the reality. My firm truly isn’t all that worthwhile. I take into account it a pleasant facet gig that’s not too time-consuming, however sadly, it can also’t pay all of the payments. That’s why I’ve to freelance as effectively.
So what do I imply by “semi-retired?” Am I rich?
Operating my very own firm and freelancing allowed me to reclaim my time. I’m not caught in an workplace 9-to-5 (and actually, it was extra like 8-to-8 in Taiwan’s tech business). I make my very own schedule, decide the tasks I deem worthy of my time, and select when to execute these tasks.
I don’t thoughts working arduous. I simply need to have extra management over when, the place, why, and the way I work arduous.
With the way-too-early passing of family members in recent times, I’ve realized that essentially the most finite useful resource is time.
You possibly can say I’ve developed a light case of chronophobia, a wholesome concern that I’m losing time on meaningless work and inconsequential individuals when there are numerous extra worthy pursuits.
I’m not monetarily rich, however I’ve amassed time wealth.
I nonetheless work each day, however I get to determine when to get began and when to name it a day. It’s liberating.