We’re given one life, so you bet I’m living my best life! In this Thursday Thoughts we’re going to talk about doing what you want and not being afraid to try new things.
Living My Best Life
I love to hear other peoples’ stories and their life journey. It’s not only very interesting to me, but I may learn a thing or two from it.
But First, The Haters …
There have been many people that has come into my life and are no longer a part of it. From these encounters, I’ve learned that many look at others as competitors. They hate on you for having certain things and loathe you for being able to live a certain life.
For me, I really don’t understand this. If I was placed in their shoes, I’d try to find out how you were able to do it. I would want to learn from them. Unfortunately, their ignorance gets the better of them and they carry on with their repetitive, unhappy life.
I am living my best life and the reason I can say this is that I’m not afraid to try something new. I’m not afraid to live outside the norm; outside of what society expects. I’m living my best life because I appreciate what I have and I’m thankful for my perseverance in getting here.
Where you are today is all you; you had choices and you made the decisions.
Ernest and I made the decision to stop working and travel the world. It was an experience of a lifetime. I learned so much about myself in those months.
Our decision, at that time, was to retire from the corporate world. After working for one of the big banks in Toronto for almost 20 years, we (thought) we were ready to leave it all behind. But after only two months into our travel journey, Ernest was ready to get right back into it. And throughout our 9 months of travel, I too, (at times) missed the hustle and bustle of the corporate world.
My Life Today
Just because we left our jobs, it doesn’t mean that we can’t get back into work life. We’re no where near retirement age, therefore we can actually still work and we probably will. However, the 9 months that we travelled and visited some of our dream destinations definitely was one of the best things we did.
And, in the meantime, in order to cure some of the boredom, I’ve decided to go back to school! Well, not literally back to school, but I have enrolled in two online courses. 🙂 Forever learning, that’s my new motto in life. It keeps me interested and it inspires me to try new things. Knowledge is my wealth!
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