Several years ago I told everyone that I wanted to BE the Dude. Not sure if that is ringing any bells with you, so I will explain. Back in 1998 the Coen Brothers did a movie call The Big Lebowski. To quote IMDB, its a movie about . . .
“Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
The Dude is a slacker. A lazy, unemployed old hippy in Los Angeles. He spends his days smoking pot, bowling, drinking White Russians, and wondering about in his boxer shorts and a robe.
As an upstanding member of the educator community, I did not wish to emulate the Dude in all his glory, just the part about wondering about in his boxers. I wanted to continue to be an educator, but work from home. I wanted to get up, have a cup of coffee, and go to work in my pajamas.
I believe in my current role I have achieved at least a small portion of the Dude’s life. I work from home, analyzing data, often in my pajamas.