Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Plant Your Feet and Stand Tall

I know that my chosen lifestyle (being an Urban Nomad) may seem odd to some/most people. I for one find this funny.

To me, to stay in a fixed address whilst it buries you in debt and takes most of your take home pay just to exist . . . that is something I can’t understand.

Certain people in my life, one in particular, routinely suggests that I should buy a place (even a one bedroom condo) or even just rent a room somewhere. 

I listen to them, but politely answer that I have no interest in doing so at this time. 

Why? Because I am five months and two weeks away from being totally debt free, after which my paycheque will be mine to do with as I please.

After that, after that glorious day of October, 22, 2017, I will be able to put up to 90% of my take home pay into savings (or do with whatever else I choose).  

*** Pause for the reader’s shouting and cursing ***

So why would I stop now? Just to make other people more comfortable? I am living my life, nobody else is. 

I am the one who has to deal with the consequences and reap the benefits of my decisions. 

So why should I care if I make others uncomfortable? I shouldn’t and don’t; and neither should you. 

Your life is your own to do with whatever you choose. So do what you need to do in order to better your life and situation. 

Just remember, kids, that while you are free to do what you choose, you are not free from the consequences (legal or otherwise) of those choices.

So do something, but own the decision and deal with the results (positive or negative).

As for me, I am going to be debt free, then move on to bigger and better things . . . like freeeeeeedoooooom!

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!

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