After mentioning at work that I had a blog some of my work colleges popped over to have a look at Gobbler's Run. The reactions I got were varied and some were less than kind, others however were wonderfully kind and supportive. I'm often faced with questions about why do I live the way I do. This I find hard to understand as I live a life that pleases me and makes me happy, what more could anyone want? I see the same people that comment negatively toward my choices forced to work long hours in jobs they don't enjoy in order to meet the repayments on things they only have cause the feel they need them. I don't need a big flash house, 4wd, a motor bike and two cars If something happens and I loose my job I am not going to loose everything, I'm not 100% reliant on my weekly income. I don't have to make exorbitant repayments in order to continue living as I do.
I spend my weekends making bread and meals for the week, doing maintenance on the house and fencing to protect the animals that supply me with wholesome food. I do these thing because it makes me happy.
I have been heading towards this life for a number of years. I used to work in positions that payed more than my current one but with the higher pay packet came the higher stress levels. I go to work now because I enjoy it and not because I have to. I have made the choice to put me first. It was a hard decision but one I'm pleased I have made. I think that others could well benefit from asking themselves honestly "Am I happy?"
I am happy and proud to be where I am and doing what I choose to do.