On Growing Up

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Though it may come as a surprise to some of you, it turns out that I’m a grownup. A quickly-approaching-40 grownup.

As a grownup, the world tells me I’m supposed to do certain grown-up things — find a “good” job, buy a house, settle down, get married, wear nice clothes, drive a nice, grown-up car, have kids,¬†and many other expensive life events.

Some of these things are great! But you know what? None of them is necessary. And all of them are expensive.

As a grownup, I’ve learned (and to be honest, am still learning) that there are plenty of happy, healthy, content other grownups out there living life their own way, and I can too!

Even though I could afford a new car, nicer clothes, or living by myself, I choose to forego these grownup conveniences in the interest of financial freedom. Continue reading On Growing Up