I feel as Brian does:
Because, in my mind, I was being reimbursed in something more valuable: time to do what I wanted to do.
What is beginning to strike me with conviction is that my time alone with God actually has gone slightly down since I quit my job. Iâ€™ve been throwing him the scraps of my wealth. When Iâ€™ve come home, worked on some art, watched TV or hung out with my friends, Iâ€™ve tried to squeeze some time alone with him at the very end of my day. When my body and mind are dull and my energies have been spent selfishly on my own desires.
I was so much better about all this when I was in school, working almost full-time, doing SGA, and all my extracurriculars. :sigh: