I thrive on surprising those around me. I’m a fairly small woman. Many people make assumptions about me based on my appearance. I love surprising people with the fact that I am a huge geek. I have subscriptions to Loot Crate, Marvel’s Collector Corps and Gamer Girl. I am especially thrilled when I receive a pop figure in any of my boxes. I have a very extensive collection of pop figures with a long list of figures that I still need to get. Some of my collection includes exclusive figures from my subscriptions. And others include figures that I just found fascinating.
Normally I do not react to videos that I watch. But this video just stunned me. What Simon Sinek has to say is brilliant and worth the time it takes to hear him say it. Check this out. Simon Sinek
The American Dream of a house with a picket fence and 2.5 children running around in the yard is something that is pushed on children from the time that they are very young. They are made to think that the only way to succeed is to go to college and get some amazing office job that pays extremely well.
Over time, I discovered that there is better ways to achieve success while being happy with yourself and the way that you choose to live your life. It took me many years, three degrees (and unspeakable student loan debt), and many different jobs before I realized that the American Dream is a myth.
I have finally reached a point in my life where I am making choices based on what will make me happy as well as what will be of the best benefit to my family. My choices are definitely not within the scopes of the American Dream.
I took my oldest son out of public school and spend my days homeschooling him. I realized that it was pointless to complain about the standards of the public school and should step up and do something productive. Now I am much happier with what my son is learning and he is feeling less pressured away from the burden of the tests that the government constantly pushes on children. I consider homeschooling to be an alternative lifestyle because although it is completely legal, it is still commonly accepted by the majority of the American population.
My husband and I are also in the process of fixing up our home to sell it. We realized that we are spending tons of money on upkeep for the house as well as the stuff needed to fill it. What is the point of that? We are currently looking into buying an RV and hope to move into one by the end of this current year. Beyond RVs, I love hearing about the tiny houses that are becoming more popular.
The last major thing that I have done the bucks convention is to start the decent into the freelance writing lifestyle. I don’t have to work 40 hours a week at a job that is not going to make me happy to support my family. I love writing. So why shouldn’t I put that to work for me?
No matter what mainstream America may believe, there are ways to be happy and healthy while living what many would call an alternative lifestyle.