I have been thinking a lot over the past year, since I have been back from my travels on what my ideal life would be. I mean, everyone dreams about retirement, but I want to live my ideal life, the one that people want to start living at retirement right now. Why the delay of twenty-five or thirty years? Why not try and integrate some aspects of ideality into your life right now?
I know some aspects of what my ideal life would consist of and I suddenly had a eureka. I am living my ideal life right now. I am going to repeat that, because I still do not believe that statement. I AM LIVING MY IDEAL LIFE RIGHT NOW.
Crazy, right? I mean, what a statement to make. It is pretty out there. I am not waiting for some point in the future to live my ideal life. I am living it right now. I am living the life that I would want to live when I am retired, or when I win a million dollars, or when I get an inheritance from a crazy aunt who lives in Pikipsie.
I work 25 to 30 hours a week, so basically part-time. I work at a job where I move around a lot, not a desk job. It is a physical job, and it has instant gratification and recognition through tips. I earn enough money from that job to support myself, I have enough money to pay off my loans, pay for my yoga classes, pay for TTC, and pay for occasional drinking binges. I live with my parents which makes it easier. But I believe due to my frugality, I would be able to live on my own as well on the amount that I earn right now, once my loans are paid off.
The rest of my life is ideal in that it is simple. Minimalism is the key. I do not advocate to consumerism so I do not have a lot of stuff I have to take care of. I could leave in an instant to go traveling and there would be nothing precious left behind that would take up my mind space in worries. I have a great social life, going out with friends, meeting new people, going on dates with new guys every week, spending time with family. I eat well and I have enough time to spend 3-4 times a week going to two hour yoga classes, which is great for my body. I am in my ideal shape ever, I feel great, I look great. I have time to go volunteer for causes that I care about.
I cannot think of anything else that would my life even more ideal. I am saving up to go traveling in September 2012. That is the target date. I am happy, and I am content.
People say you cannot live like this forever. They say I am living in limbo. No secure, full-time job. No secure relationship with a man. No secure home, traveling all the time. I like it like that. And I do not understand who made up the rule that a 35 year old cannot live the way I am living right now at 27? What kind of a rule is that? Why is that rule in place? It doesn’t make any sense, and therefore, I shan’t conform to it.