posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 12:08 AM
Ive actually had this for over 4 years...
I had a plan for everything by 30 I was planning to be in multi unit big box retail management, I had made it to Store Manager of a very large retail
Working 70 hr weeks well on my way to my goal, and at 25 I had a stroke that damaged part of my heart, ever since than I have been living off my
savings and investments I had made in my career, that and with my wifes help and that of family things have been going okay (things get tight
sometimes but plans are in the works)
Anyway Ive had 4 years of basically rest, and Ill tell you what I did and what its done for me. Ive spent most of that time reading and getting
healthier, I now view the stroke as one of the best things in my life. It removed me from the rat race and gave me a whole new perspective on life.
Ive spent my time reading and learning, hanging out with loved ones, and working on forming my own business. The stroke gave me time to actually
think, before that I was blindly following this lame plan I had laid out for myself that was leading me down the path of an early grave.
ITs all BS people, the working endless hours at thankless jobs, it keeps us beaten down and unquestioning.
THE greatest thing missing in this world is the time to stop and contemplate, I would tell people when asked what I did for a living as "a man of
And you know what I get, first a look of WTF, than a look of longing, a little bit of planning, a little saving, and you don't have to have a stroke
to enjoy my life style.
My wife an I are looknig at buying a beach property out of the country as the cost of living is so low in places like Belize and Ecuador.