Today I start my 3 day/week work schedule on my day job. I've always wanted to go part time, and now my employer asked me to do it. So I'm there. What does this mean? The first and second week of "free" days will be spent driving to Montréal. So the time really won't be there. I'm hoping to be productive working on things that will contribute to whatever future career I'm carving out. Weekends are for rest, these "free" days are for the "good" kind of work.
Come to think of it I have been working ever since I left college back in 1977. I never stopped, never took a leave between jobs, always obeyed my vacation schedules and enjoyed my holidays. So it is with great anticipation that I look forward to these days off of work-work to engage in play-work. I'll let you know how it all "works" out.