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A couple of years ago, I didn’t think a lot of job satisfaction.  My day job is okay and I couldn’t think of any job I would actually like better.  Now that I’ve found out how much you can actually like a job, I feel like I was sleeping my way through life.

Job satisfaction is now my #1 priority. 

Here’s my new point of view.  Money is great but actually craving to wake up and get started with your day is priceless.  Blogging does that for me, so I am 100% sure this is what I want to do as my career.  It feels good to know that but it also means I have to dig in and make it happen or I will be truly failing myself.

These are the steps I need to take to transition to my happy job:

  1. Build up my online revenue to our target number – about $30,000 a year.
  2. In the meantime, build up a cash reserve to pad ourselves in the months after I do let go of my day job.
  3. Wrap my head around the new responsibility I would be taking on.
  4. Make a schedule and follow it.  I do not want to get lazy when I actually have the chance at living my own dream.

If I can follow my own advice, I should be able to make money online by the end of this year.  I may push that back a few months just to top off our padding account, but at that point, I will at least have the satisfaction of knowing I am working my day job by choice instead of by necessity.  I have a feeling that in and of itself will kick butt.

Once I do start working from home, I will need to keep from getting overwhelmed or losing the drive that makes it so fun right now.  I hope a regular schedule will keep me on task.  But it will be up to me to keep it fun.  Please let me know if you ever feel like Budgeting in the Fun Stuff isn’t as good as it used to be.  I want to know if I ever start slipping.  I also want to keep you all interested, so don’t worry, I will always treat this as the community it is – not a business model.

With that in mind, what do you think?  Do I have the right idea?  If you work from home, any tips?