Daily prompt

Work? Optional!

If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time?

I’m retired, and I wouldn’t work, in the sense of “for someone else” if the pay was through the roof. I have enjoyed being able to read when I want to, write when I want to, go to bed when I want to, none of them dependent on another person or responsibility. But I will say that writing, though a labor of love, can sometimes feel like work. I try to set aside time every day to write or edit. I would rather write, but the other needs to be done, and that is where the work comes in.

As a writer, I rarely have “free” time. If I’m not at a medical appointment or something at the Burlington Writers Workshop, I’m usually home at or near my computer. I bought a new recliner in March, but it doesn’t get nearly as much use as the old one, now that I’m writing. So no, I won’t work at a job, but I will work at an avocation!


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