Living The Dream?
Living the dream, some say I am, some would say definitely not. It all comes down to perspective. My brother always said I was living the dream because I worked from home and I dictate my schedule. Others will say I am not living the dream unless I am earning £100K plus a year. I am NOT earning that amount of money, but I am living the dream to a certain extent.
How am I living the dream?
I do all the school runs, I am there for my children every morning and every evening. Homework isn’t a rush because I am there to do it with them after school. Dinner isn’t a rush because we sit down at 5.30pm to eat, not 7pm (as a full time working mum/family likely experiences) I have time to cook homemade meals because I AM home.
I also get to book holidays when I want (taking into account school holidays of course) Last week I decided we needed some sun and didn’t want to wait until July to get some some. So I booked us a week in Gran Canaria. A friend of mine was booked to go there since last year with her 3 children and somehow a conversation that went something like ‘wouldn’t it great if we could meet you out there’ turned in to me booking to go a few hours later. A week away in the sunshine, bliss!
THIS is living the dream – at least a decent part of it. I earn enough to pay my bills and go on holidays. We have 3 booked. Gran Canaries, Disneyland Paris and Tenerife. I’m not sure many people could say they have the same booked and if you do, i’d say you’re doing pretty damn well.
What does Living The Dream mean to you? It will mean something different for all of us. I’m intrigued to find out what makes living the dream in your world?
My brother has since given up his 6 figure a year job and is working from home earning less, but he is absolutely loving life at the moment. Yes I certainly can (and will) earn more money, but right now, life feels very good!