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A Lady of Leisure doesn't have to go to work. She gets to spend her days going about her day to day life without a pesky 9-5 getting in the way. Her time is really hers and she doesn't have to ask permission or put in a request to do anything. She gets up when she wants to and can go to bed late without worry. Her entire day is her own every day and not condensed into 4 1/2 hour increments before bedtime during the weekdays into which everything must be crammed. She can reasonably make time to cook. It may not be her "thing" but she's not too tired to get in the kitchen and do it. She has time to go to the grocery store to pick up extra ingredients and doesn't have to rush home and into the kitchen at 5:30-5:45pm to try to get dinner done by 7pm. Weekends are never a blur of cleaning, laundry and errands. A well organized Lady of Leisure can spread all of that throughout the week at her leisure and never really feels too overwhelmed by the crush of backed up chores. She doesn't have to wait until the weekend to go to her preferred car wash that shuts down at 5pm during the week. When the car is dirty she goes...and even better she beats the weekend crowd. A lady of leisure is usually available for all doctor, car, home delivery and home maintenance appointments. She doesn't have to schedule an appointment to fix the shower door a month ahead for when her next weekday off day rolls around. If some kind of unexpected errands or a medical issue pops up taking care of them is not a juggling act nor does it require a permission slip. She does not wait for a 4pm dentist appointment opening and rush from work to make it in time. Those appointments, like everything else are scheduled at her leisure. Exercise is not some annoying activity that she has a hard time comfortably fitting into her schedule. It does not encroach upon her precious free time to the point where she avoids it all together and it's actually an enjoyable part of her life. Without a one hour time crunch to get back to work she can leisurely meet friends for brunch or lunch. Happy hour is lovely and all but it's nice to change it up a bit. If a friend or family member is in town or there is some spur of the moment activity she wants to partake in it's no problem. On a weeknight? Ok. She will probably be there. She has time for hobbies and/or classes. A more flexible schedule allows for greater options and without 40 hours spent at work she actually has the energy for it too. And just think of all the books she can read!
Might a Lady of Leisure become bored or listless after an extended period of time without work? Perhaps. But if her life of leisure becomes unsavory she can always go back to the working woman life. There is a huge difference between HAVING to work and DECIDING to. I could go on and on really about the wonders of not having to work for a living. I haven't even mentioned the opportunity for travel. The simple day to day things alone make the Lady of Leisure lifestyle an absolutely wonderful prospect. But where does said Lady of Leisure get her paycheck? Unless she is independently wealthy, retired or something else in between this lifestyle will not be possible for any extended period of time. For this unfortunate reason, after 12 days it ends for me and I will be headed back to work. Nope, I'm technically not a permanent and true Lady of Leisure but it's certainly going to be fun pretending.