Thursday, March 20, 2014

Be Happy

Why are people so opinionated about other people's lives? Let people do what makes them happy. Your life might be perfect for you, but it's somebody else's worst nightmare.
I can't stand the idea of living in the suburbs with a mortgage, credit cards, a job that doesn't travel...but that's so many people's dream. If that's what you want, go for it. Get it. Just understand that to people like me, that's hell on earth.
I want green, I want animals, I want to travel around the world. My goal is to move to Europe, but in order to do that I need to make sacrifices now. To me, less is more. I don't want stuff. I just want a place where my pets and I can live without stressing about ending up on the street if I don't get my next paycheck on time.
I've been having to rethink everything.  Clearly I need to get out of Arizona for my health. I'm allergic to every native tree and bush. It's causing circulation problems, peripheral neuropathy, and misery. It's not a sustainable life for me here. I always owe at the end of the month.
I talked to an airforce recruiter, so that's still an option.
I also floated out the idea of Colorado to my boss. My company is opening a branch there, and the sooner I go the more likely it is for me to get a promotion.
I want to try living in an RV, with a minimalist mind set for the next year. Maybe it sounds trashy or ridiculous to you.  I don't care. It sounds like freedom to me. I can cut my expenses to less than $300 a month.  That's including gas to get to work, and food. I can save. Pay off debts. I can actually enjoy my time between paychecks and spend time with people that matter. I can write. I can paint.  I can read.  I can ride horses. I could afford to go see my favorite bands play. Maybe I can volunteer at the Humane Society.
Quality of life is more important than how much shit you can buy. Experiences matter more than staying in the (not so comfortable) comfort zone.
I'm ready for more change. I control what direction my life takes. You do too.

P.S. I don't take life advice from people who don't lead the kind of life I desire for myself.
Photo courtesy of an imaginary Twitter friend. :)


  1. Luna, follow your dream. Let your heart lead you in life. If you do what other people want or what you think other people expect of you, some day you will awaken and wonder where your life went and what happened to your dreams. You are young, brilliant and beautiful. Believe in youself always.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words.
      Life would be a whole lot simpler if everyone just followed their heart, wouldn't it?


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