We hear it all the time.
“Just enjoy the moment. You have so much to be thankful for.”
Yup I do.
I know this.
So why am I always looking to something else? Something more. Something different.
For me it is moving to a more “exotic” location.
Maybe it is my Saggitatarian nature. I don’t know.
What I do know is that I am driving my girlfriend bananas with all this talk of leaving and moving to Ecuador(or where ever).
I am constantly accused of being “unsettled”. And I guess it is true.
I just want to be able to enjoy life and certainly I have moments of enjoyment here. There are just not enough of them.
I mean last weekend was incredible. A long weekend from work with four days of sun. I went to the beach every day.
I just want that every day.
Springlike weather. Lower cost of living.
I hate being told that this is unrealistic or unachievable.
I don’t think I have enough time left here to save enough to have a decent retirement here in Nova Scotia. I am trying. I really am.
I put 400.00$ in investments every two weeks on payday. Plus some other money comes off my paycheck and goes somewhere at work.
But the cost of living here in out of control.
I have no intention of trying to stay at Michelin until I am 60 or older.
I want to live now.
Of course life is what we make it. I know, I know!
So even though I consider myself to have a simple life(I am simple all right), I want it to be even more simple. More minimalist.
I am a dreamer. The grass is always greener and all that.
Maybe some of it comes from the fact that I have made some bad decisions over the years and still have regret and guilt over these decisions.
So in that regard maybe I am trying to escape my past.
Trying to get a fresh start perhaps.
Is any of this making sense? Please help!!
Or am I completely out to lunch? Well I know the answer to that question!
I have that dream to be location independent and I want realize that dream. I want to actually do something worthwhile with my life.
Just sitting around sort of barely existing isn’t really doing it for me these days.
So is there a solution?
What advice do the wise people out there have for me?
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