Living Gig by Gig

I moved to Kent with my husband to lead a different kind of life. Three children have fledged successfully, so it’s more about us now. But after working for years to pay the mortgage, put food on the table, and with ferrying offspring to ballet, football, parties etc, what do you do when these things no longer dictate your every moment?

I need to bring in some income, because, although the bills may have shrunk a little but you still need to eat, drink, be merry and turn the electricity on. Retirement in the UK is more than a decade away, but the 9-to-5 just doesn’t inspire me anymore (I’m not sure it ever did). So what to do?

I am trying my hand at living gig.

Gig – ‘any job, especially one that is temporary or uncertain’

Why? Well this way I can do a certain amount of pleasing myself. I realise that if I become unwell, then I am not going to get any payments at all without a permanent employer, so I plan to put away a small amount of any income just for such an occurrence. Self insured so to speak.

Let’s see how it goes. I can always undo it. Very little is fixed in stone.