Day after day, I dream of selling my house, buying some land in the woods, and living in a cabin, yurt, or tiny house. Yet day after day I continue the lather, rinse, repeat that is my life. Wake up, go to work, work, come home, clean, go to bed. Often times I feel like my life is unfulfilled; rather, my job is unfulfilled, but it pays really well and I know what I am doing (for the most part).
Sometimes I feel like the biggest sell out.
I think that one of the best reasons to be frugal is to be able to live on less and have time to do things we love, yet personally I am not able to walk the walk as much as I talk the talk. I work this job that is okay, not something I’m in love with, but I do it for the money and the benefits.
I’ve been thinking about going part time for awhile, and then I sit down and figure out how much money I could be making rather than staying at home doing whatever. If I did go part time, chances are I’d take about an $8 an hour pay cut, plus the hours that would be decreased, and then I’d probably feel like I gave up something I shouldn’t have. I’ve decided to make the best of it currently, and do my best at work and keep paying off debt and saving money for the future.
That doesn’t mean that I still don’t dream of my cabin in the woods, or living in an rv and traveling full time. It just means that I’m working towards being able to do that one day, hopefully sooner than later.
Do you ever feel like a sell out? How do you combat living your dreams versus being realistic?