I got a text from a friend yesterday:
I love this interaction because not only did it make me feel even better about not owning a place anymore (just keeping it real!), but it got my friend to think about it for a hot second too. I’m 99.9% sure that’s all it was – just an offhanded comment in the frustration of it all, but the fact is he COULD move back to renting any moment his heart desires so.
And that’s the beauty of life: we can change it almost anytime we want!
There are no rules on what we can or cannot do outside of the legal (and moral) systems in place. You’ll have society and friends poo pooing on your idea and your moms might be disappointed too, but at the end of the day there’s only one person you need to report back to and keep honest: yourself. And as much as my keypad is forcing me not to type this out right now… I just… can’t…. resist…
It’s – what – Makes – Peroesfsonl – Financnace – PERSoNAL!!!!!! (*keyboard goes on strike*)
And of course, it doesn’t stop at the renting vs owning debate either.
There’s also no one way to…
- Tell your boyfriend you want to break up
- Tell your boyfriend you made a mistake and you want him back something BAD!
- Work out (people say my 7 min workout “isn’t enough”, but I’m literally wearing my favorite pants in the entire world in the first time in over a decade, so to them I say SUCK IT!)
- Entertain yourself
- Reach financial independence (real estate? stocks? selling pet rocks?)
- And last, but certainly not least, there’s no one way to find happiness either
We all know this deep down, of course, but to fully understand that we can change our lives at *any second* is an incredibly empowering feeling. We all get to this epiphany at our own pace (after all, we all learn differently too (see what I did there?)) but what’s important is that we actually DO.
Remember: nothing’s ever permanent. If you realize you’ve made a mistake with something – or the situation doesn’t make as much sense as it used to – don’t be afraid to change course and get going again! No one will care, and if they do, let ’em!
You’re not running for president – you’re allowed to change your mind :)
Just please stay true to yourself and remember that time is limited. You gotta chase your dreams and you’ll make mistakes as you go.
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!