One thing I've learned as an under-valued, under-paid but still very caring, effective and happy helper, is that I am every bit as entitled to take charge of my life as the higher paid 'VIP' folks. And I mean truly take charge. I don't mean falling under the spell of today's current work world. Or accepting the lot of massive traffic jams, endless corporate rules and regulations, golden handcuffs/salaries and the 'keeping up with the Joneses' lifestyles that go with them.
I am reminded however that those with more just have more problems. Therein lies the rub. Oh the irony! You see, there is such a happy freedom associated with the simpler life I have chosen to live.
So, if you are tired of the trance of the tech as I call it.
What about re-designing your life to make work, work around you and not you around it?
Beyond the simple surface of declaring the above, however, THIS is a radical statement.
When ever has the common man or woman been able to be so bold. How dare I?
Not often I'll bet, especially not today, when there is a shrinking middle class and intentional or not the oligarchy we have become is sapping us.
Talk about scary.
So when I started to notice my physical capabilities changing about 8 or so years ago (yes right around age 50), I had to get real with myself. I couldn't work like a machine any more. I could no longer keep the pace of what the world (at least in many corners) is becoming. Some would then say: you just need to get 'healthier' so you can keep up. And, I worked at that. And I still do. But it's not enough. Lacking in this world today where technology is gaining prominence is ACCEPTANCE. Acceptance of limits and respect for one's personal, private boundaries. And I am NOT referring to those folks who worry about their second amendment gun rights. I am talking about more vital things like having a healthy life, first and foremost. Thriving and not just 'surviving' as the cliche says.
My journey to a more sustainable lifestyle that works for me began then.
INTRIGUED? We'll be talking a lot more about this topic! Stay tuned! We especially will be talking about finances including learning how to live more simply AND fighting for the changes in our environment (re: housing prices, insurance prices) that ensure we can live as we wish and not have to cow tow to the VIP's. Did that statement make you chuckle??? I hope so...eventually we'll have lots of VIP's wanting our lives, not the other way around!