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Work and Play with Nancy Ray

Jan 21, 2020

For the last 12 years I've worked my tail off. I've built a business, Nancy Ray Photography, and I closed the doors at that business last year. I went from working six or seven days a week, no joke in the early years, especially with weddings and double wedding weekends, it's just crazy, to working four days a week after my first baby was born and I say four days a week, but it was Monday through Thursday plus weddings and sessions, so maybe five days a week. Then transitioning to working three days a week after babies two and three plus weddings and sessions again and now my hope is to keep it at one day a week and since I've closed my business, no weddings, no sessions.

Doesn't it sound kind of awesome to work just one day a week? I think it does. That's kind of what I'm setting out to do this year. Obviously I have three little kids at home, so it's not that I'm not working on the other six days is just that my work has changed and I've changed my career a little bit so that I can just work "one day a week" and be home with the kiddos working at home the other six days. I'm really excited about it.

Now, huge disclaimer at the start of this episode, I've never done this before. I've never worked this little before. Even as a record this, this is my first day back to work, meaning I have no real experience in this area of only working one day a week, but I thought it'd be fun, kind of like an experiment, just to invite you along for the ride. I'm going to tell you what I hope for my work to look like this year and then check back in with you in June six months later and tell you how it's actually going and what I've learned so far. So, that's what I'm going to do.

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Resources from this episode:

The Work & Play Cornerstore

The 4-Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferriss

Essentialism, by Greg McKeown

My new workout shoes


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