posted on Jul, 31 2016 @ 11:17 AM
a reply to: blend57
But, I am willing to give up some luxuries (material) in order to gain some luxuries (personal freedom)
Congratulations, imo, you've woken up, now what?
It can be a rude awakening if it happens late in life. The hubby and I came to the same realization 20+ years ago. We opted for an alternate lifestyle
and we've met a lot of others who are doing the same thing.
Imo, it's why so many are moving to Colorado. It's not the pot per se, it's having the freedom to make personal choices. A whole world of alternate
choices reveal themselves when you start living/working/socializing outside the box. Job opportunities/small businesses you never knew existed now
seem so obvious. Sometimes with little investment/overhead.
Just an example, a few people make a good enough living hauling water to job/construction sites, private homes, livestock etc. Even a valid driver's
license can be a great asset in a small town.
You can go completely off the grid/or not or somewhere in between, it's your choice. Every day we see people with their worldly goods moving here to
make a fresh start and by golly they're putting their phones down and actually doing it.
Some are living a bit poorly but they're happy/proud of the work they've done. They're like pioneers, it's making me feel better about modern humans.
There's always going to be a few a$$ holes/cry babies but for the most part were seeing focused, hard working people.
Whatever you do, I wish you the best. Good/bad you're not alone. I suggest finding a small community of folks a lot like you. You wouldn't seem so odd
to them, they'd be more accepting of you, more willing to help, hire and befriend you.