One day a couple of years ago, my daily horoscope read simply "What if there were a benevolent force supporting your every action?" I snipped it and stuck in on my refrigerator with a magnet. It's a valuable concept. I employ it often. It's yielded parking spaces just when and where I need them, cute shoes on sale in my size (or discovery, thanks to online customer reviews, that they run large and I can buy a half size smaller!)
Where I have trouble with the idea is trusting that it'll hold true for the big things, like, say...making a career shift to something you love that pays waaaaay less than the corporate giggery you endure. It feels sorta like stepping off a cliff. 'Course I had no problem doing that in Rio--see those skyscrapers far below?
In college, a friend and I used to talk into the wee hours, waxing philosophic about what we perceived as a new slavery: credit. Credit cards and other types of loans leave you toiling day in and out, just to pay them off, making someone else rich! Given my longheld anti-credit sentiments, I'm pretty much a cash and carry kinda girl. Still, there's something about the quote unquote security of a job that pays more than you need, that makes transitioning to teaching's relative subsistence wages, for example, impossible! I wonder if Bank of America will accept intrinsic rewards for my mortgage payment?
I read this book, "Your Money or Your Life" years ago. It was originally written in the 70s, I think, and was reprinted in the last few years. I highly recommend it. It makes many points that I agree wholeheartedly with and hope soon to fully adhere to: living for a living, rather than working for a living. Anybody got any tips? I mean ideas, personal experiences, words of encouragement, etc. Those other kind of tips will be welcomed later--via a Donate Now button on this site, once I get my courage up!