posted on May, 20 2012 @ 01:46 PM
I work to live, not live to work.
I do not own a car, I have a bicycle, I ride it in the rain, and snow, as well as sunny days. I do not own a cell phone.
I have a wife, but no children, by choice (the wife was by choice as well) I have no degrees or certifications
I have Zero savings, I work in patient transportation at a healthcare center, I have multiple skills, and use them daily.
I most likely will never retire. My wife doesn't work, and some weeks we don't have a great deal of food, we make due.
We moved 2000 miles about 6 years ago, from Michigan to Texas, I have been homeless 3 times, but have always found "something" that pays most of the
bills, I have 0 debt, 0 loans, and have not used a bank in 10 years.
We have 2 PC's and a TV, we live simply, no travel, no Movies, we don't buy "name brand" it's not worth it.
we eat out once every 60 days or so. and I make just over minimum wage. we use the library, we walk in the park. we ride bikes, I am in my 50's and
looking to get another Job in the near future, I'm tired of being on call 24/7 but it still pays the bills. we live a planned spartan life we don't
watch much TV, we have it on just to busy on the net.
so many of you have the latest and greatest, to what end, we have been rich, and we have been poor, being poor is more fun because it gives us more
time to LIVE, being rich makes you tied to money, it becomes work, live life, go talk to folks, have (cheap) fun, playing cards, visiting folks in
retirement centers.... life is not "stuff" it's the experiences you have, the smiles you make. those are things that have no value, but are
the best way to get a Job, is to think and believe "what ever it takes to not make my boss look bad" that sentence has gotten me more work then any
college degree or certification, and you are all welcome to use it.