Can you believe I’m saying that? I remember thinking it as a kid because it limited what I could do. Could I have a horse? No, it costs money! Can I drive that tractor? No it’s expensive and you might wreck it! Can I be an actress? No you’ll never make any money at it.
So what does that have to do with now? Well, I once again hate money. Not because I want so many things, but because people seem to think it’s my responsibility to provide it for them doing what THEY think I should be doing.
What has happened to this country when we now measure a person’s worth on the size of their paycheck? Believe it or not, it’s OK to not make a lot of money. It’s OK to live within your means. We don’t HAVE to have big houses. We don’t HAVE to drive fancy cars. I don’t care what the “Jones” are doing. I like being with my kids. It’s fun to cook with them and teach them how to do laundry and chores around the house. I know I’m teaching them worth while life skills that so many seem to be lacking now-a-days.
It IS possible to live frugally. In Cruces, it’s especially easy. I’ve been checking out a site on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/HomesteadingSelfSufficiencySurvival?ref=stream, that has hundreds of great tips on how to do stuff at home. My friend Allison started Brilliant Bartering: https://www.facebook.com/groups/321670657927968/?bookmark_t=group, At her site, you can offer up your services in trade for something else.
At Freecycle Las Cruces, http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=freecycle%20las%20cruces&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CEoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fgroups.freecycle.org%2FFreecycleLC&ei=GYgmUI3cOcTLyAGYwIHgCA&usg=AFQjCNEzkk1vgcL0YkURyvVlZ1WMUdq1zQ&cad=rja you can literally get free stuff. You just have to go pick it up!!!
So why is everyone so busy searching for the almighty dollar? Why not search for that wonderful relationship with your own kids? Those are the things we will be remembered for. Not how much money we made.