Meaning Of Life And Full-Time Employment

The enormous workload from my current employment resulted in me having to bring the work back home. The feeling of doing the work from my free time is indeed very demoralising. This is one of the reasons in which I decided to tender my resignation on 1 April 2019 after taking the expected bonus on 31 March 2019. The sheer feeling is very dampening on my morale. During the course of the work, I encountered the death of the loved one in respect of the co-workers as well as some of the unknown co-workers who passed away. This has made me feel more emotional on the fragility of the life. Life is not always about the job. In the event if the inevitable happen to me, I will not be missed at the workplace and my job post will be immediately replaced by someone. This goes to show that taking care of oneself is the most important to me and no one (with the exception of the loved one) will care about my well-being. This is the general circumstance and reality of the world.

I foresee that I will be more happier when I leave the full-time employment and embark on the journey of doing the things which I like, on my own term and condition. I lead a happier lifestyle and there will not be deadline for me to adhere anymore.

I am 40 and this is the appropriate age to start off a new lease of lifestyle. I can still travel the world as I still have the energy to do so. I can still do some part-time employment and will decide the number of working hours at my own disposal. If the work require me to work over-time, I will reject such circumstance as I treasure my time and use the time to enjoy the moment of life. 30 April 2019  (Tuesday) or 2 May 2019 (Thursday) will be my scheduled last day of the full-time employment.

Having own time at my disposal is the best moment of life which I cherish all this while. I will have been in the workplace for 18 years 4 months (11 December 2000 to 30 April or 2 May 2019). This is about 24% of my life-span (with the assumption that I live till the age of 80).  I definitely do not want to be increase in respect of my life-span.


Author: firewtk

A middle-age Singaporean currently having a minimalist and simple lifestyle. I am not longer in full-time employment with effect from 1 May 2019. I try my very best to write one post per day on this blog. The purpose is to share my prevailing thoughts to interested readers. It is up to the interested readers to decide whether they want to take action in embarking on the FIRE journey. I do not gain anything from this blog and it is solely for sharing hopefully for the benefits of all interested reader. WTK

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