9th January 2018 was the last day at my office. I quit my software job to spend more time pursuing the work that I love, i.e., reading, writing, and building my personal projects. I received calls from a handful of friends when I broke the news. Most of them congratulated me and some showed concerns too about my seemingly hasty decision.
However, one of them asked me a sincere question – “Are you financially free to justify this bold decision?”
It’s hard to discuss money without bringing up the topic of financial freedom, isn’t it? Unfortunately, the idea of financial freedom, like the concept of God, has been abused so much especially in last 10-15 years that it has lost its meaning.
If you’re in a job or profession where you spend a significant amount of time doing things which you’d do even if you weren’t paid for it, you can stop reading here. There’s little this essay can offer you.
However, if you are spending 40-50 hours every week doing something which you’d rather not (but still have to because it pays the bills) then read on.