CHELSEAKROST.COM – What if the word “entitled” had a different meaning?
What if it meant refusing to work a job you hate for 10 years, despite being told repeatedly you need to “pay your dues?” What if it meant declining to spend decades of your life driving in rush hour traffic everyday, and sitting at a desk from 9 to 5 for no clear reason other than the fact your boss told you to do it? What if it meant refusing to believe freedom is something you only achieve upon retirement?
THE REPLY – In January of this year, I made a promise to myself that I would start living a simpler life. I decided to embark on this journey around the same time as I transitioned into self-employment.
There were a number of circumstances that pushed me towards this lifestyle change. The most influential of these was seeing one of my best friends suffer a tragic accident. It was an event that completely flipped her world upside down.
THE REPLY – I recently spent a weeklong vacation at an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica. Like many resorts in the Caribbean, as soon as you arrive your life seems to resemble the worry-free mantra the great Bob Marley has chanted in our ears for decades. I mean really, what’s there to complain about when your days are spent lounging by the ocean, your stomach is always full from the all-you-can-eat buffet and you carry a sun-kissed glow on your skin and a frozen cocktail in hand everywhere you go?