The Real Life…The One You Dream About


Here is a really interesting post that Kevin did on another blog and I thought you might find it interesting.

Posted on May 6, 2014 by kevinsmicrohomestead

The choice is yours. Keep living that crazy, hectic, meaningless life of work/ bill paying. Deferring life till later.Or?? I am inspired to write this post. Why? Because I am sitting in the shade on a tropical island in the Caribbean listening to the surf come up on the white sand beach. The birds are chattering away in the palm trees and sail boats,power yachts,fishing vessels are drifting by on the most unreal blue water you can imagine.

I smell of suntan oil, rum, cigar and the ocean. I should bottle it! Why am I telling you all this? Because A few years ago I found the rabbit hole, and my wife and I went down it. The hole lead me to a life of self reliance. We quit our 9 to 5 jobs (hers was 9 to 5 mine was 3 to 11) We didn’t even see each other that often!Now we work less than we play.We are almost debt free and Time is our biggest asset. We spend over a month in the caribbean each year and that keeps increasing. We live the real life that we want and used to just dream about.

There is another way. Most people will read this and do nothing. I am very aware of that fact. The scariest thing for most people is to follow their dreams. They are afraid to let go of their current reality (the one they are not happy with) to most it is miserable but safe. Taking a chance to live a life of freedom and happiness only a few dare to do.

If you are here then you are looking. Looking for the other way. The way it is supposed to be. We are taught to work our best years away saving money buying things to insure our later years are safe, secure and happy. There is no guaranty and most people find out too late this is not the way to live life. That is a life of fear and scarcity. It is designed by people who want you to support their dreams not yours. Remember if you are not following your dreams then you are working for some one else’s.

What I am about to say to you will be very disturbing. It may even piss you off! I hope it does. I am willing to take that chance 😉 You are living in fear. You are living only to gain other peoples approval and acceptance. If you did not care about what other people think about you then you would be free. Tell me I am wrong. You are doing what you think other people want you to do. I is a preexisting path created long ago. It is an out dated model that only serves other people. You have been taught to work make money and spend it on things to prove your worth to others. To spend your life in debt as a way to find fulfillment and acceptance.

The cost? Your life! It is a fools game that no one wins. Not a life but an existence, one of drudgery. Get up go to work sit in traffic work all day go home, sit in traffic, eat pay your bills, go to bed just to get up and do it all again tomorrow.

You try to save a little money. You get a couple of days off and think what would it be like to have more days off. You are so conditioned to this that you can’t even fathom it. You think when I turn 65 I won’t have to do this anymore. But will you make it? If you do will you really then get to live your life your way?

What the hell is life your way? Have you ever wondered? And why are you not living it right now? Not that life you fool yourself into believing is what you want. That is the one you’re in right now. How can you tell the difference? Because everyone else you know is doing it and they give you there seal of approval that you are doing the right thing! Basically running with the herd. At least we are all doing the same thing right?

Wanna know if your living life right? Its easy do it your way and everyone you know will think your crazy and tell you your out of your mind! Your friends will be jealous they may stop talking to you.They will start talking about you. Your family may even try to stage an intervention 😉 Here is your chance to peak down the rabbit hole.

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  1. Mack K
    3 years ago

    I have no fear of self-reliant living having grown up on a farm. Unfortunately, my spouse has pancreatic cancer so until the inevitable happens, I’m stuck living within arms reach of a hospital and trapped on the hamster wheel.