Nov 30, 2019 - 11:03 AM
- Work as few days out of the month as possible.
- Have a lot of autonomy.
- Do something that is essentially a hobby, but that you're also proficient enough at to earn a living wage.
For some, this combination may come from a part-time regular or seasonal job with an employer, perhaps doing something that is low-stress, can be done as piece work, or is subject to irregular demand. Others may prefer on-call or flexible independent contractor work, especially if the work is highly skilled or terms are negotiable. And others may prefer entrepreneurial work, such as buying and selling antiques or collectibles, or producing craft or specialty goods.
If you already have an income and don’t need to work, consider becoming a professional volunteer, perhaps for a local college, arts establishment or charity. It takes a special person, but the work is usually very fulfilling.
It is good you know this about yourself, so you can plan, understand the tradeoffs, and feel confident in your career decision. The person you need to satisfy is you, and you never owe anyone an explanation for what you do for a living.