I hate how completely work obsessed our society has become in the past few decades. I have really grown to dislike the massive amount of work that has to be done to pay for your own life from 0 to 80. I have spent many years working in a cubicle, but I want to do that no more. I certainly do not want to die having worked away my whole life for nothing but the system. I have adopted a part time week a long time ago. You won’t believe the criticism I have had to endure from people in my life about working ‘only’ 4 days a week. My boss is a totally relaxed guy and he himself has no issues with me wanting to work 4 days rather than 5.
Full time work is something I have done when I was only just getting started. But I did not like it one bit. Full time work can be really tiresome and I simply want to have some time and energy for living the rest of my life outside of work. I do not like being too tired from sitting down on my lazy bum all day, so I like having some time off so I can spend some time with myself rather than a computer screen. The 40 hour work week is too much for me. You never have any decent amount of time for yourself. There is no good balance in your life when you work 40 hours. You don’t have time to go outside, which I love. You can also not hit the gym whenever you like, because often you will be too tired in the evening. I don’t like how the working life makes people unambitious outside of their jobs. It pretty much usurps all of your energy.
I, for one, am not going to pony up all of my life’s time in order to make some currency. I have taken up a frugal lifestyle a long time ago already. With my job, I was not going to strike it rich anyway. I figured I might as well give myself a rest. You hear a lot of stuff about robots taking over jobs in the coming decade or two. So why would I have to slave away at work that can easily be automated? A lot of my contemporaries are unemployed and will probably never make a career anyway. Who cares about careers anymore. They are useless. I will simply leave career making to other people, who are much better at it than I ever would be.
Whenever I have a lot of free time to myself, I enjoy going outside. I walk, I jog, I run, I do whatever I like outside. I am living close to the woods these days, and will often retreat into mother nature to get some well deserved rest and relaxation. I am not going to tell you where I live or which woods I frequent. I want to keep some privacy here. I won’t be revealing too much personal info on myself on this blog. But my point was that I really love going into the woods for a relaxing walk or jog. I like bringing along my golden retriever.
My doggy always comes along with me when I leave the house. I get pretty excited about these outdoor trips, but my doggy even moreso! He will bark like a mad man when he sees me grabbing my jacket and his leash. Dogs have a habit of over reacting to just about anything. Just throw them a bone and you’ll see what I mean. Whenever he gets his claws and teeth on a new toy, he’s floating around on cloud 9. You can leave the room for 5 minutes and then reenter it… and he will respond like he’s just won the lottery. And that’s why I love dogs so darn much.
For now, I have taken nothing but relaxing walks and jogs in the woods. But one of these days, I’m going to crank it up a notch. Because I am planning a trip to the Appalachian trail, which is one of the most well known hiking trails in the US of A. Learn more about it on the following website: http://bootbomb.com/ I have thought long and hard about whether to bring my doggy. There are plenty of other people who bring their dogs along on a hike, so I might as well do the same. He will certainly enjoy a long time outdoors. He always loves every single minute of walking we do. I have read about the Appalachian online, and people are saying it’s a fairly strenuous trail. But I like a good challenge. I am always looking for ways to push my own boundaries.
I’m not happy unless I have a new challenge in my life. And that is one of the biggest motivators that drives me to undertake something like this. I will be leaving a few days from now, and I will be gone for at least a week to hike that trail with my best pair of hiking boots. You will have to excuse me for not updating the blog regularly. But I will be back to let you know how it went for sure. I’m going to tell you all about it. But the time for remembering it comes later. For now, I am still looking forward to it. There will be some rough parts on the trail I’m going on to, so I prepared myself by buying good trekking shoes. In the past, I have suffered from plantar fasciitis. So in my case, it was very important that I got supportive boots that would be flexible and give me support.
You really don’t want to come down with an inflamed plantar fascia problem. It is horribly painful. Hikers are running a much bigger risk of it due to the nature of their favorite activity. It can be terribly painful. Another painful foot condition is heel spur. You never want to have this in combination with plantar fasciitis, because you’ll be screaming bloody murder all the way to the hospital. I had this for the last time a long time ago. And I’ve made sure to manage the condition well ever since!