I’m coming up on four years since I quit a full-time teaching job and started on this path as a writer. One day I just decided I had had enough of the working world. It helped having my principal call me unprofessional, but honestly, before that fateful moment, I had been giving serious thought to just quitting…..so I have her to thank for that. J
Was I afraid? There was about a ten minute window as I was leaving the school and driving home where my hands were shaking. What had I done? How could I just toss away a decent-paying job? And benefits? Was I mad????
But then a calm came over me and I really was at peace with my decision, and I have been ever since.
The simple truth was that I was not happy and I needed to make a drastic change so that I could enjoy life once again….and I was willing to risk it all for that happiness.
That’s why I’m such an advocate for the simple life. I have had the “good life” of possessions and six-figure income, and it did nothing for me other than raise my blood pressure.
I have no idea if you are happy. I hope you are. I hope you haven’t gotten yourselves trapped in the spending game and can’t find a way out of it. I hope you have an escape plan so that you can start enjoying the art of living simple rather than just survive.
Life is good today. I cut back on my expectations. I surrounded myself with love. I believe in my abilities and I’m just crazy enough to take risks if they seem worth taking. Hey, what’s the worst that can happen to me? I fail and then I get up and try again. Been there, done that, and written the book. J
Have a great weekend!