Tuesday, December 27, 2011
There was a time when I would constantly dream of being anywhere but here. New Zealand? Game! New York? Game!
And I would pester G to go along with my dream and he would always put his foot down and quash that thought. Hmph.
Then I started working in the judiciary, while doing copy while doing product support while running my blog. In short, I was writing a good 90% of the time and the possibility of being self-employed seemed more doable than ever (although I still have my nerves to contend with before making that leap).
So last night, while my friend talked about the "5,000SGD starting pay for foreign lawyer support in Singapore", I didn't find myself daydreaming about hauling ass to Singapore pronto. And it took me a few minutes to realize the magnitude of that incident.
First off, I now know that making more money does not actually mean having more money because making more usually has the concomitant effect of WANTING more. I proved this when I entered the airline and experienced a 100% increase in take home pay, but did my bank account increase accordingly? Nope. But my credit card debts did:p
But more importantly, unlike before, I now know what I want, and that is to have full control of my time and to basically do what I'm doing now, minus the employment shtick. So yes, I want to be a SAHM with a home office and a crafts area. Ta-da!!