A time to sow, and a time to reap
It feels a bit strange, but I guess it is also very natural.
There is a time to hustle, to do side gigs that give you experience and exposure, and a time to settle down and reduce your commitments.
I'll miss some of the people I used to work with, but I'm very happy with my decisions to cut down on freelance work that used to provide money and learning, but recently is just providing money.
I guess I could call this moving out of spring and into summer in the yearly chart above. I don't need to plant new seeds at this point, but rather devote my time and energy to nurturing the ones that have sprouted.
In practical terms this means giving up paid freelance work and using the time to work on my own projects: my university work, the Cambridge Academy, this website, and my teaching blog.
Of course, this is only happening because our financial plan seems to be working at present, after a lot of hustling and learning.
How is your plan going?