or why I envy a girlboss trad wife-lite vlogger. Like many of us, I have been thinking about work a lot lately. I have been asking questions like why has work has come to define our identities, how has capitalism turned our hobbies into labour and — most crucially — why do I have to do it in the first place and how can I stop?
I relate to this SO HARD. I too have found myself so conflicted when coming across these sorts of Instagrams. There is such palpable envy when I think about their lifestyles but when I think about my aspirational lifestyle, the only crossover is the lack of adhering to someone else's ('The Man') schedule. The freedom of time is what I really want. Like you, I wouldn't actually be fulfilled if my income was reliant on me sharing intimacies with the Internet and permanently presenting a façade of perfection, and yet....the green eyed-monster surfaces and I do wonder.
I don't have an answer but I did enjoy reading your thought process and relating to it. Thank you for some great writing as always!