Becoming Jobless...Gets A Job
An Update on My Quest To Joblessness
It's been six months since I last posted about my quest to joblessness.
Some things have changed.
However, my occupation status still reads "employed."
That's not cause for concern though. You see...being jobless wasn't ever about not having a job.
Back in January I wrote in my first post what jobless, and the pursuit of joblessness meant to me.
Here's a short snippet from that post...
Grown men bickering about the value of digital trading cards might seem silly.
Unkempt, pajama-donning data scientists that simulate basketball games nightly might even look jobless (not you, Dink).
But that type of joblessness is my dream. It's the core of this pursuit. Making a living through unconventional means.
The type of unconventional living that allows me to order as much Thai food as I want.
The type of unconventional living that allows me to wake up wherever I want, whenever I want.
And the type of unconventional living that has my mom begging me to do something "more normal."
If I find that - I'm right at home.
I wrote that post eight months ago from my childhood home, begrudgingly accepting that the next day I'd be logging on to work a job I didn't like.
A job that was easy enough. A job that paid well enough. A job that was comfortable enough.
You know...all those things that keep people in those jobs.
"Those jobs" are fine. But I yearned for something different and finally putting it on paper felt like manifesting public accountability.
When my quest to joblessness first started, I had just stumbled into non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
At the time, the silliness of trading digital art and collectibles simply combined a bunch of things I loved.
The space offered, and still does, great speculation, to satisfy my appetite for risk and gambling. It quenched my thirst for discovery, offering me the ability to get completely lost for hours on end, scouring discords and Twitter threads. And it offered me an interesting topic to write about, one that sat at the intersection of sports, culture, and finance.
Those first few posts about NFTs turned into some other posts about NFTs....and some tweets and DMs about NFTs.
And then there was this...
Which led to this....
And here we are.
Last month, I accepted the role of Editor in Chief for LuckyTrader.com, a startup focused on providing tools and content for NFT ecosystem participants and I’m loving it.
It doesn’t feel much like work, but more like a game. I get to wake up, write, think, and talk about things that are interesting and fun.
I know signing the dotted line on a job offer may seem anti-climactic, particularly for those hoping for my radical exit from employment.
But, I'm feeling incredibly fortunate. Fortunate to have the opportunity to work with great people, and fortunate to have already satisfied many of my “jobless” criterion.
In the post that kickstarted this entire journey in January, I pointed out just a few things I wanted more than anything else.
I wanted to wakeup and work however and wherever I wanted.
Check and check.
This post comes to you from Mexico City, Mexico, a place I wanted to wake up from.
Today, I worked on projects I wanted to work on, with people I wanted to work with.
Tomorrow I'll wake up here again. And sometime soon from somewhere else.
My journalism professor told me to avoid cliches, but there's one applicable here.
I think it goes something like..."if you do something you love, you'll never work a day in your life."
I guess that's all it took?
Who knew I'd feel so jobless...having a job.
I don't know where this blog goes from here. I'm hoping to do more personal writing in the near future as I ease the wanderlust that has been trapped inside for so long. I'll likely include most future posts at LoganHitchcock.com.
If you have recommendations or a spare couch…or you'd just like to chat as I travel the world, write, eat, and yes, work, please feel free to reach out to me via Twitter (@LHitch09).