How will I spend them? I took two months off of contracting – January and February. I have enough saved up that this won't be a major burden, and I'm confident that I'll be able to find work when I return, if I don't end up going back to work with my previous client.

Nevertheless, the operative word in that question really is spend.

Two months of opportunity cost is a very real expense: at a hypothetical $150/hr, it comes out to $48,000 dollars.

That's a lot of money, so I want to make sure I approach maximizing the return on this investment in the smartest way possible. The best way I know how to do that is to use the framework I mentioned in my post Questions: question everything and write it all down.

As I mentioned in my last post, I'll be focusing primarily on real estate and on marketing my book.

The first step towards making some progress here is to set some goals. Accordingly, I'm going to spend four hours tomorrow doing nothing but visualizing my end state and writing down my goals for the next two months.

And there's more to do, too, but I'm off to bed for now.