I’ll have to say good bye someday

I’m in a hurry to make enough money so I can leave the job I hate and become self-employed.

But why?

Why not enjoy the journey and make the best of it?

Well….because I’ll have to say good bye someday.

When you’re young, you think you can live forever. It’s easy to be excited for the future because it feels like you have so much time left.

But then you get bills and responsibilities and being an adult smacks you right in the face.

You lose friendships and you unfortunately don’t have as much time to spend doing the things you used to love to do.

It’s all about making money and paying off your debts.

At least for me it is.

So why all the angst?

Because every day that I’m miserable at work is a day that I’ll never get back.

I don’t mean to be blunt but it’s another day that brings me closer to my death.

It’s another day wasted.

It’s another day spent doing things that don’t really matter. If (and when) I leave, life will go on. It’ll be business as usual. Customers will ask about me and eventually they’ll forget about me.

I’ll have to eventually say good bye to my co-workers and my customers. I’ll have to eventually change up my routine. This part of my life will eventually be done and over with.

One of these days I’ll have to say good bye to the things that matter the most to me. To my house ….to my car….to my parents….my dog…my friends…and my wife.

There will probably be a day when the Self Employed Movement will come to an end.

Everything new will eventually become old. So just enjoy the moment; enjoy things for what they are here and today.

Enjoy the emotions. Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the struggles. Enjoy the triumphs.

I’ll have to say bye to everything someday.

I’m not invincible.

I won’t live forever.

And you won’t either.

That’s why every day is important. That’s why it’s important to do what you love each and every day.

Or at least work towards a future where you can do something that you can enjoy day in and day out.

That’s why I want to become self-employed as quickly as possible; so I can spend as much of my time doing something meaningful for an income and spending as much time as possible with those closest to me before I go.

You won’t know which day will be your last.

So don’t leave anything to chance. Stop being miserable. Stop wasting your days. Stop doing shit that doesn’t matter.

Start creating your legacy.

Start creating something that’s bigger than yourself. Start creating something that will add value to others. Start making a difference.

Don’t wait.

Today’s just as good as a day as tomorrow is.

When all is said and done, all that you’ll have left are the memories of the life you’ve lived.

Make sure they’re good ones.

 

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7 comments

  1. You have put into words some feelings that have been bothering me the last few days. I had a wonderful coworker pass unexpectedly at 60 last week, he planned on retiring this year. Right now I trade my time for money – with minimal job satisfaction. I come home every day depressed that I have not touched or changed the world more than a bird flapping its wings. I am racing toward FI so I can enjoy my kids and family more, but sometimes trading time for money doesn’t seem worth it. For the last year I’ve been looking for a solution that lets me have more time with the kids and a job that will let me change the world in at least a small way – but that has been a hard job to find… maybe this year!!!

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    • I also come home depressed and dejected that I’m not doing anything more meaningful. I know my job is now a means to an end but that doesn’t make it any easier.

      I thought that a better paying job was the way to go but it clearly isn’t.

      Maybe instead of looking for a different job for an answer, you should create your own job? 🙂

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  2. It seems several of us are on a tone of “enjoy today” this week! It’s really a struggle to find the balance between enjoying it all RIGHT NOW and building up to enjoy it all later. Thanks for your words.

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    • I had no idea others were talking about this. I found my inspiration while watching Flash on Netflix 🙂 The struggle must be real for all of us but at least we’re trying to figure it out!

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  3. I too would enjoy the chance to work for myself, and one day I am sure that I will. But for now, I’m trying to enjoy my current situation, working for the man. It’s an internal struggle sometimes but I try to live each day to the fullest and if the good Lord sees fit to provide the opportunity, then I’ll be forever grateful.

    Excellent post!

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    • Really awesome posts. Thanks for sharing! I have some unexpected things to deal with so the blog has taken a back seat but I’m moving forward with some other things that I hope to share shortly. Happy New Year to you too!

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