Tilting the Scales
Overall, this is a really good compromise that tilts the work/life balance very far toward “life”. It’s not quite early retirement but it’s also not quite full time work. We could fancy it up and call it “semi-retirement” or something like that if we really had to find a label.
Here’s a snapshot of the first day of the new working from home schedule:
Show up to work at 7:00 am
Walk to school to drop the kids off 7:45-8:15 am
A few minutes off around 11:00 am to make a salad and eat lunch with me while continuing to work and chat
Break for (home) gym time at 12:00 to 1:30 pm.
Return to work at 1:30 pm
Walk to school to pick up the kids 2:45-3:15
Work till 4:30-ish
That’s pretty close to ten hours if you round up. Her daily schedule will undoubtedly vary as the workload ebbs and flows throughout the month. The rest of her first week working from home followed a very similar schedule. So far it’s working very well.
Read more via Mrs. RoG’s First Attempt at Early Retirement | Root of Good.