It's only a small step in the right direction but I feel like I'm being rewarded for diligence in January. I will now be working 32 hours a week instead of 40. Yes this mean less income but it also means less mileage put on the car, less fuel expenses, and more time with my boy and to take care of our home. I've been wanting this for so long but the timing wasn't ever right. Ideally I still want to cut another 8 hours out of my work week but right now 32 hours instead of 40 is a dream come true.
In order to work 8 hours less I had to drop 2 of the stores I service. I'm losing the two stores farthest from my home which means I'll be driving over two hours less of commute time each week. So on top of the 8.5 hours I'll no longer be working (I'm required to take a 30 minute lunch every day) there are about 2.5 hours I'll no longer be driving. That's 11 hours a week I can be home instead of away. 572 hours a year... that adds up! I'm SO happy! I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present this year (I'm turning 33 this month). Yippee, happy dance, hooray.
I like February : )