Friday, September 4, 2015

The Woods

The very best part of the day...
To make it as a freelancer in the U.S., you have to be a lot more diligent about sticking to a routine and to keeping up the daily earnings goal. That means there's less time for idleness, meeting friends for coffee, wandering around the town and all that. It kind of takes away the beauty of being a freelancer -- because often the reason people do it is the relative freedom you get in not having to answer to a boss when you don't want to work 9 to 5.

Still, we now live close to one of the loveliest parks in the city, a tiny extinct volcano with needle-covered paths that wind and twist up to views of Mount St. Helens, Mt. Hood and downtown Portland. At 5 every day, i get a daily respite from the realities of having to sit in front of a computer all day, and each day i remind myself that it's the best part of the day.

So even if i have to stick to a solid routine like the rest of the working stiffs out there, at least there are trees to greet me at the end...


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