I mentioned to someone the other day that I would love to wake up in the morning and not have a care in the world. She immediately starts telling me that I need to get educated on how to buy and sell stocks. The stock market is the only way to make the big bucks. Working everyday and putting money into savings was not going to do it for me.
I had to stop her. "I said I wanted to not have a care in the world. I didn't say I wanted to be a millionaire." Now, don't get me wrong I wouldn't mind having a few million in the bank but that's not what I was talking about. She felt the two situations were mutually exclusive.
I beg to differ. I know that I could get by with less and be perfectly happy. I joke alot about selling my house and working in a bookstore. I wouldn't do it obviously because the heirs to the throne are depending on me not to be crazy. But if it were just me (which it will be soon), I'd think long and hard about it. I have finally discovered that as long as I work for someone else I'll never be content with my position within the corporate structure. I've done well over the years but I'm not content. Is that weird? I can shrug my shoulders and admit that it's good enough, but who the hell wants to live like that? Settling for good enough. I preach the dangers of mediocrity to my kids because I know how much it sucks ... now it's time for me to do something about this. Now that I'm well out of survival mode I have to move into living mode. You know what I mean? I've lived the majority of my adult life doing what I had to do in order to survive. Now it's time to live. Really live.