I don't have a 9-5 job. I had one. A permanent one. That paid a lot. But I didn't like it. I felt as if I never had time to myself. So I quit. Now I am looking after children after school, so I have my mornings to devote to creative expression. I feel like this act of giving up financial security puts me on the fringe of society. I named my blog so I could document the upside of my new lifestyle.
I'd like to tell you that the benefits of living on the fringe are readily apparent, but alas, I'm still looking for them. Through the process of elimination I can tell you the benefits are not financial.