On Thursday evening we are going to see An Audience with Tony Benn at the Town Hall, Birmingham and on Sunday we have tickets for The Eagles in concert at the O2 Arena in London.
So it turns this is quite a nice week.
One reflection is about my previous life, working in the NHS and how I had 6 weeks and 2 days paid holiday every year plus every Public Holiday off duty. This meant I was paid to be away from my job for about 43 days every year.
A massive eight and a half weeks paid to be way from my desk.
Now that I am self-employed I have no paid ‘annual leave’. I have no regular hours - in fact I work longer hours than ever I did in my NHS career. I do not get paid if I am sick.
And yet ….. I am happier than ever before in my life.
Why? - 3 simple reasons spring to mind;
*I'm in love with Annie who supports me 100%
*I'm doing what I want to do
Life is good - love and contentment are more important than money.