I have made a change.
I wouldn't call it a change of Life Reboot epic proportions, but it's certainly a Life Shift.
I have negotiated a four day working week.
One of the rules of this blog is that I won't talk about The Day Job. What happens in The Office stays in The Office; my opinions here do not reflect on or concern my employer. The only time I will mention them is in relation to how much time I get to write. Sure, I can amuse myself with daydreams of fully supporting myself with my writing, but only the lucky few get that privilege. I'll keep chugging away at the mortgage with a toothpick.
There will be weeks where I'll have to work five days for various reasons (sick leave, holidays, extended projects), but as it stands now fully fledged Writer Mondays are a reality.
Happy doesn't even begin to describe it. This is HUGE. It's like starting a new career.