Hello Dear Reader,
When someone new comes into our lives, and they know nothing about us and they live very differently from us, they can be surprised. They are surprised that we don’t eat out and choose to live as cheaply as possible. They are surprised we are scrimping when we have two good jobs and we’re saving for retirement even though that’s a very long way in the future. They are stunned that we spend so little on food, clothes and household items. They were shocked that we use free cycle, free ads and always aim to get what we need for free first. They didn’t understand why we bothered.
Then we learned about them. Seven day working weeks, away from family, two weeks of holiday a year but an income much much higher than average. They made very different choices and had ‘the best’ as it wasn’t much more in cost than cheaper. Every thing new, replaced regularly and bought now with the pay later method because life their way was important to them. Every one lives their own way and it’s entirely their choice.
If I could give any advice it would be simply to want less. Enjoy what you already have and don’t compare your life to another. If you are happy living your way then don’t worry what anyone else thinks. People will be surprised, stunned and even shocked but if they are happy living their life and you are happy living yours then just carry on.
Today, I’ll split some logs for winter, cook for the week, go for a walk and do the ironing and that’s just fine.
Over to you. Does your lifestyle raise eyebrows ?
Love Froogs xx