How Are You Already Living Your Ideal Life?

Jun 23

How Are You Already Living Your Ideal Life?

I was reading a book last week called The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week (affiliate link). The book shares insight on how artists, writers and other creative types can still be creative even when working a regular job. It was a very creative book and something the author said made me think about our life now and everything we have going on.

What she asked was, How are you already living your ideal life?

For her, she was living in Manhattan. She was a working musician in addition to her regular job. She had the time and resources to be creative.

I started counting my blessings. No, we’re not where we wanted to be in terms of being able to travel full-time right now. We’ve made the choice to focus on my healthcare needs right now, but I know we will be traveling in a few years. So how are we living our ideal life right now?

We’re in Texas. We wanted our domicile state to be Texas when we started to travel, so that’s done. We’ll still need to join the Escapees RV club and get the mail forwarding service, but we’re not new Texas residents any longer.

We have a good day job and a place to live. We manage a storage facility with set office hours which provides structure, but we can share office hours in order to have time to work on other projects.

We have the time to work on our freedom businesses. Because we can share the office hours, I’m able to write, blog, go to a yard sale or take time off if I’m sick. Scott can ship out the items we sold on eBay and take care of the maintenance work on the property.

These were the reasons we left Alabama. We wanted the time for our businesses and we wanted the time to take care of our health. The rest of it is on the way.

How are you living your ideal life right now? Maybe you’re in a city you’ve always wanted to live in or have a job you love. Share with me in the comments or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.

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  1. glad you are living your dreams:) I am currently fulfilling my current ones, but know that my new dreams and goals are just on the horizon:)
    Southern Elle Style

  2. I’m working towards being a work at home mom! Something I’ve always wanted to do! Just getting started so haven’t brought in an income.

  3. Sounds like I need to pick up this book! This is exactly the kind of life that I’m working towards. I truly think life is too short to not be doing what you love and having the freedom to travel and thoroughly soak up life.

    Another book that I really liked that’s similar is Chris Guillebeau’s book The $100 Start Up.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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