I’ve had a job since I was 18, sometimes more than one. I’ve been laid off many times and fired once, always fearing for that next paycheck. Even worse, I’ve always relied on that next paycheck. Sure, there has been time that my savings/checking account has grown quite a bit but never enough to take a year off. Two years off. The rest of my life off.
I question this system that we’ve been handed. Look at it close enough and you’ll start to question too.
Get up. Get ready. Commute. Work. Commute. Family time. Sleep. Repeat. Day after day, year after year until you are allowed to retire. Of course, most people die a couple years after retirement. Is this really what life is about? Work? That’s all? So, you’re telling me life is all about making someone else money while we scrape by and stress about bills and such? I don’t think so. Not for me.
JOB. In a job you’re never really going anywhere. You work and toil to make the owner of the company money in return for a pittance. Does a CEO really “earn” $50 million a year? Do you really “earn” $50k? I’d say that’s a bit lopsided. I don’t know about you but I’m tired of handing out my skills and services for a small, weekly paycheck and a once a year 1 week vacation. Hell, in my trade I don’t even get vacation time. I’ve heard people say they love their job. Really? Do you actually love your job or is that what you tell yourself to stave off insanity? I love travelling and writing, I don’t love installing electrical systems. I do not love my job.
So, what’s my point here? My point is I’m taking a stand and making a change. From here on out I’ll be focusing on becoming financially independent and I encourage every person out there to do the same. Research, focus, plan and work for yourself. Do what you enjoy. Shake off the chains and realize your dreams, whatever they may be.