No matter what folks from College Misery say, being an academic is great. Today, for example, I woke up at 8 am, blogged until nine, and then went for a walk from nine to ten while listening to a book on my Kindle. Now I will make breakfast. Then, I'll read, blog, and write for a while. I'm also planning an afternoon nap and a trip to a restaurant in the evening. Five days a week my time belongs to me and not to my employer so I decide how I want to spend my day based only on my own preferences.
Do you know of any other profession that allows one this kind of freedom while allowing one to make a decent living?