REAL TALK 😮
Someone said this to me the other day and it stopped me in my tracks. A 9 to 5 person with a stable job who thought what I do for a living is "fun." In many ways yes, I am very fortunate. I grew up with two parents in a middle income neighborhood, went to college with no loans and landed decent paying jobs post grad. I found a really awesome guy who puts up with a lot of crazy and never complains (@ajmaulsworld
👋) But I'd like to believe that a lot of my life was choice, and not luck. I quit jobs I hated, knowing that if I had to, I was willing to take a step back. We bought a home and a car well BELOW what banks say we can afford. We sacrificed "Instagram perfect" vacations and pretty things to pay off a debt that most of my peers take 10 years to clear.
I am now VERY careful about the what and who I give my time to. I tightened the circle of people I trust and love unconditionally and who would do the same for me. I don't spend (as much) time complaining about people who don't serve a purpose in my life.
Yes, it's nice to not sit at a desk every day. But I gave up security, a steady paycheck and many days, my sanity, for that freedom. I'm grateful though, and I'm doing my best every day... to make good choices. I hope others realize they can make those choices, too. ❤