Blake Snow

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Tagged 4-day work week

I used to work 4 days a week. I’m dying to go back.

Several years ago, I talked with my wife about working Monday–Thursday only if I could hit my income goal. This was incredible motivation. So much so that I hit my target some 8 months later.

For the next 18 months, I didn’t work a single Friday. Maybe an emergency email here and there, but never more than a few minutes. I didn’t check my inbox, make a call—nothing. It was professional and personal bliss.

My wife and I went on dates, played hooky that day, and spent more time with our children during “early release” Fridays. It was awesome.

Sadly, I got complacent and my income dropped. So I started working Fridays again to build it back up in recent years. Continue reading…