Monday, April 14, 2014

On Days Like This


I see happy faces, a young couple dressed to the nines, walking out of a store with a brand that is pronounced 'bow-tay-guh vah-netta'. They stroll pass with a sense of satisfaction and pride while onlookers ogle at their shopping bags.
On days like this, I question myself if this journey towards White-Collar Freedom is worth it; the frugality, the hours spent understanding investment strategies, the major lifestyle changes and the constant battle against what society expects of us.

It is taxing, emotionally. 

But then I remembered those days where I felt trapped by the burden of debt, by the paycheck-to-paycheck syndrome...the feeling of being trapped in a meaningless corporate treadmill and putting on a fake smile to look like I love every minute of the rat race

I remembered how I'd always wanted to play the piano, to perform on stage, to write songs...to create art. These are the things that I'd do for free, and some people call this passion. But tomorrow is Monday and i'll be at the office, jabbing away at the keyboard violently, churning out business plans and proposals. 

It's like being a fish on land. 

On days like this, I remind myself of the life I've always wanted, of the congruence that I'll find on the other side of financial freedom.

It's worth it.


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