Well it did for me anyway. If like me you had your children young, one daughter at the age of 25, when you reach 40 it’s time to make plans for a new life because you’re moving into a new era.
I dedicated my life to my daughter for 15 years and now it is ‘My time’. On the eve of my 30th birthday I cried because I felt I was no longer young. On the eve of my 40th, different story, I was so excited and looking forward to the rest of my life.
I had plans, there were things I knew I wanted to do and WORK wasn’t one of them. I made a plan to work towards quitting ‘the rat race’ so I could live life on my terms.
So here I am 7 years later and I no longer commute to a 9 -5 J.O.B (Just Over Broke). I don’t have to worry about my bills because I know they are covered by my passive income I created for myself and now I spend my time doing what I want, when I want!
For years I spent the majority of my day sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen. I got fatter, I got weaker, my body started to ache, my hips were becoming inflexible, my back began to ache and I suffered from sciatica all from sitting in the same position day in day out. I was bored and unchallenged. I worked as a PA in a London University and it was my job to provide support for the higher echelons of the University.
I saw how hard these people worked, the long hours they put in so their families could enjoy a fairly nice lifestyle, not them, they were slogging hard at work and contending with the long tedious commute every day.
Not me mate! I knew I had to get out.
So here I am now, I go to the gym 2 – 3 times a week: I’ve lost 2 stone in weight, I meet with friends during the daytime, we go for walks followed by a stop in a cafe for cake and green tea for me. What once used to be a hobby when I could fit it in has turned into a money spinner where I actually teach yoga (no more inflexibilty or sciatica) and this year I am spending the whole month of May in Spain. Couldn’t do that on a 9 – 5.
My dream of moving to Spain is finally coming to fruition and I have set 2020 as the year to do it. It’s possible now as I have set myself up with the passive income to have the freedom to do what I want, when I want!
Oh and I haven’t mentioned yet, my laptop lifestyle. The ability to earn money from anywhere I choose through my online business. I’ll tell you more about that in my next blog!