I live an emotional, spontaneously independent lifestyle separate from the mainstream. I live with my father, but he's not here most of the time so I choose to do what I will, which is going out with friends, developing, college, work, gym or hobbies. I chose to prepare for what I want to be able to do, because I won't be able to walk into a place and just say "Hey, I'd like to apply for a job here." Half way across the globe one day. No. I want to know that I have a real shot at doing what I want to do, heighten my chances by preparing for opportunities that will mostly always be there because of the mediocrity of my generation.What lifestyle do you choose to live and why?
I'm someone who stacks their life full - though I wish I wasn't! There is waaaaay too much out there that I want to do and I have trouble saying no to opportunities.
I like to do different things, so I work fulltime across 2 day jobs in the community sector. I do casual contracts (when they're offered to me) at night & on weekends for the work that I really love. I do occasional gigs on the side. I belong to a community garden - though my membership suffers severely when I'm working extra contracts.
I'm also vegetarian and I meditate a little every day. We recently had our suburban house renovated in as sustainable way as possible (solar cells, rain water tanks, low VOC paint etc), so I guess I'm a greenie at heart. I spend the 15 minute train ride to work writing - impressions, imagery, story snippets. I wish the train ride was longer! I JUST finished all contracts for the year and am looking forward to having evenings at home to rediscover writing.
I'm also thinking about a five year plan. I don't want to work in 9 to 5 day jobs to earn money to live beyond 5 more years. We have a beautifully renovated house which I never get to spend time in. I want to get to the point where I can work from home for at least 3 days a week. Doing what? Not entirely sure yet.