I get the impression that my family worries a bit about me not making a proper living at the moment. Worries about me not investing more effort into getting my freelance business off the ground.
Their observation about work and business not being at the top of my priority list, at the moment, is sound. And the subsequent concerns are understandable. After all, here in Germany, work and a steady income are widely considered the most important things in life. In fact, lots of people actually define themselves through their job.
I too did that, a long time ago. Gained my self-esteem from my position as a successful software engineer. Was so keen on it all that I even took work home. But those times – fortunately – are long gone.
My relation to work has shifted back-and-forth over the years. For a long time Continue reading A Search for Values