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Finding Happiness in the Unconventional Simplicity of Life

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teacherHappy Friday to all of my friends out there in the cyberworld.  What shall we talk about today?

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!

Bill

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About Billybuc

A simple man who has found happiness as a functioning dysfunctional.

12 responses »

  1. I’m a firm believer in stepping out of unhappy situations. Especially at this stage in life. If not now, when?

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  2. Been there done that myself. As always my friend have a great weekend.

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  3. For sure, you did the right thing. It’s a good day to be happy. Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. So true:) I think this is what it is all about. We believe that a good, well payed job is the way to happiness. And so it shows it’s not. At least for some of us that don’t believe in reaching higher up in our companies. I really like your view and aspects of life.

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  5. I am glad you are aware of your boundaries and know what makes you happy 🙂

    Hope you had a good weekend, Bill

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  6. Michael Milec

    Hello my friend. What a commendable man of decision you are . Worthy of admiration. You’ve talked to me inspirationally; the one in particulate I need to do: “to have enough of the working world…” (Just quit workaholism )
    Thank you, and God bless you.

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    • Michael my friend, good morning and Happy Sunday! We all learn from each other, or at least hopefully we do. Thank you kind sir, and have a blessed day.

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