A lot of people talk about living life to the fullest.  Above everything else, I’ve always seen this ideal as being paramount.  I want to experience as much as I can, to know everything, and to see everything that can be seen.  I want to go to all the interesting and unique places I can before they’re gone forever.

Unfortunately, living a lifestyle like this takes money.  Lots of money.  Much more money than I have at this moment (I have pockets full of lint).  And although I’d love to work at a 9 to 5 job, these jobs tend to get mundane, boring, and repetitive.  I wish someone would pay me to be the free spirit that I am, or at least pay me for my creativity.  I write, photograph, and create very interesting and informative websites.  But the sad truth is that a capitalist society rarely supports the arts or creativity.  Instead, such a society is more interested in more superficial possessions and expensive goods.  I admit that I like nice things, but I don’t need to rely on nice things for my survival or happiness.  All I really need in my life are Angie, my pets, my computer, my camera, a place to stay, food, warm clothes, and a notebook.

I’m happy living in a really small house because it doesn’t require an excessive amount of maintenance, or money to keep it heated.  Living on a shoestring and having only a small handful of luxuries is perfectly fine with me.  It’s not about getting what you want, but loving what you’ve got.

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