Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Being Me

Do you have "fancy" friends who don't understand your lifestyle? (and I'm not talking about anything sexual).

I do.

To be honest, I don't understand their lifestyle either. I feel sorry for them. And I'm sure they feel sorry for me. That's the part that really makes me mad.

Did you see the article online a few weeks ago about places where you can buy a house for the same price as a car? I live in one of those houses. It's less than 1000 square feet and sometimes it feels a little cramped, but it suits my husband and me and we can afford it.

By living in a small house in a small town, I don't need to work full time, which gives me the real riches that I crave...time and freedom.

Another friend is complaining that her workload is so heavy she's afraid she won't be able to get time off for an exotic family vacation. I won't have an exotic family vacation, but I just spent an hour outside in the sunshine reading a book on a day when she's stressed out about work.

Sure, we're supposed to respect each other's choices. But I think I'd respect their choices more if they seemed happy with their lives and there really isn't much evidence to support that.


  1. Though provoking post. Not everyone gets caught up in the "Keeping up with the Jones" mentality and I think they are the lucky ones.

  2. Thanks for your comment sunnygirl. I feel particularly sorry for my fancy friends who feel like they aren't spending enough time w/their kids, but they also don't make the professional and lifestyle changes that would make that possible.

    I'll get off my soapbox now. Thanks for stopping by!


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