Say you’re at a point where you don’t have a mortgage hanging over your head. And you don’t have a 9-to-5 job demanding your attention. And you don’t have kids or a significant other that require you to be dependable and stable. Say you’re old enough to appreciate the fact that you don’t have all of those adult responsibilities that most of us acquire before we’re smart enough to realize that they constrain our choices.
What would you do? If you had a little money in the bank. Not a ton, but enough to take a risk with. Enough to let you do something YOU want to do for six months or so. Would you travel? Would you hole up in a cabin somewhere and write? Would you visit friends? Or would you keep on as you have, content to let that little bit in the bank grow?
Would you actually know what to do if that happened to you? And would you be happy to have that level of choice? Or upset to not have the mortgage, the job, the significant other, the kids, the family, the whatever we’re lead to believe will fulfill us?