First a little background about myself. I live in a small city in Kansas and I work in the city so my trip to work is about two miles. My house is on a quarter of an acre and I live by myself. Which has its good and bad points. Like when it comes to doing the dishes and who ate the last of the chocolate covered sunflower seeds!
So here are my questions with a few answers from me to start:
1 When you have time off do you schedule work that builds permaculture around you or do you treat it like a vacation?
For me I try to do something that builds permaculture around my home. Other times I treat it like a vacation.
2 People talk about a work/life balance but what about a permaculture/work balance?
Many view work as a four letter word, and sometimes they are right! Many times after work the desire to sit and study or work on a permaculture project is low. And many times dishes need to be clean because you just use the last clean spoon!
3 Have you tried to bring permaculture ideas into you work? And how did it turn out?
No I have not.
You should never forget that every creature has its purpose in the cycle of nature and can also be very important to humans. Sepp Holzer's Permaculture
Time vs money has been the key problem ever since I began homesteading. For me it has not always been the issue of a 40 hour week. I have worked up to 3 jobs at a time. I am still afraid to add up the max number of hours I have worked in a week outside the homestead. I can be certain the minimum number of hours has often been zero. Why the 3 jobs? ....targets of opportunity. If the timing is right with the flow of work on the homestead, I will grab every opportunity that presents itself to make money.
Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions. Mark Twain