I refuse to be measured by 9 to 5s
nor by the number of digits in my paycheck
i would not follow the directions written in peso, dollar, or any other currency.
my years would not be defined by quotas
and my months will not be remembered through projects.
my memories shall not be cluttered by the quality of my reports
and my pride will not be boosted by excellent presentations.
i will not look back and remember with a smile the endless powerpoint slides
nor the similarly endless notes that accompany them.
i will not be defined by my work.
i will not be measured by the things that i do not hold dear,
because rather than be measured,
i would live.