The average American works 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 2080 hours a year for
40+ years. Those figures are on the light end of normal. Personally, my life is saturated with work. I wake up at least an hour and a half early to get ready, spend 20-25 minutes on my commute, show up 20-30 minutes early to prepare for my day, take an hour lunch to decompress, assist clients for 8 hours with two 15’s, commute 20-25 minutes home; and, then spend a large portion of my evening unwinding, trying my best to curb the
anxiety from a fast paced day.
All of the preparation, commute, lunch, decompression, all of the work demand, inflates that 8 hours into at least 11 hours of work themed thoughts.
I understand the importance of contributing to society, ie the economy, through
having a “job,” something has to power the machine. But, I refuse to accept that this
is the only way to run our lives. We get to spend nearly 3000 hours a year working
for a corporation just to survive. A good bit of my money is accounted for before it
even hits my bank account. Taxes (somehow isn’t theft), rent and utilities (for some
reason shelter and water are not basic human rights), car and gas (to get to the job
that I have so that I can work to pay for the car and gas), student loans and credit
cards (because no one taught me how money and interest work so I am now teaching
myself, paying for younger me’s mistakes).
You get the idea. I am frustrated.
Maybe I sound like an ungrateful twit, I have a college degree, a full-time job, decent
car, there is food in my fridge, I live in my own place. What am I complaining about?
I, absolutely, DO NOT want to get to the end of my life and realize that the highlights
of my days include one vacation per year, always being on time for work, and never
missing a car payment.
There is a fire inside me that wants to create; a desire that seeks to survive without having to fill a generic role at an established corporation. These excessive hours of corporate servitude are how the majority of us spend our Adult lives. To me, it seems an inefficient and unfair exchange of time for survival tokens.
If you feel like you can relate in even the slightest way, please take a chance and
follows what drives you. Please, don’t get caught in an unfulfilling 9-5 simply because it “pays the bills.”
Let your passion pay the bills, let your survival be dependent upon your
If you want to share your stress, fears, worries, hopes, strengths, or desires. PM me, I
am always looking to collaborate with like minded individuals and am very
interested in adding new faces to one of my Mastermind groups.