Today is my first day back at work after a 3 months sabbatical due to the birth of my second son. The three months were a great time with my family. Also a great oppertunity to think about what I want to do afterwards.
In the past I spend a lot of vacation days to join Open Source events and also worked frequently during the night to program and to maintain my website. This was possible as I had a lot of remaining vacation days from the first 3-5 years of my employment in which I basically did not take any vacation.
I very much enjoy what I’m doing in my primary employment but I also enjoy programming in the Open Source world and writing and speaking about it.
Therefore I decided to reduce my worktime to an average of 60%. I guess this is the the proof that it is possible to trade money against time.
In additional my employer asked me if he could leverage my mobile knowledge. Therefore I will change responsiblity and will be responsible for the mobile solutions of a certain area.
Fun times ahead!