Jump forward to today, and my part time work means all my Mondays are free. Free to roam beautiful places like that above. So this is my life. It may not be ideal, but it is perfect. I wouldn't change it. When working full time I definitely contributed financially to my community. Now I feel I contribute real help.
I feel there is too much emphasis on work, and not enough on nurturing the real us to come out and express our uniqueness. Interestingly the internet is encouraging; encouraging me to reduce the gap between feeling and expression. Happy days.