I’ve been at my new job for almost 2 months now. Brian and I have been discussing Money a lot since this new job is less pay. Our conversations keep returning to one statement.
We’re choosing Happiness Over Money
Sure I could be working and making a lot more money however we would be miserable, and it took leaving one job and starting a new one to realize how miserable we were. More money could make things easier and it would mean we could do and have extras that we are now saying no to, however overall I am much more relaxed and happier. That means Brian is more relaxed and happier. It makes us better parents, and it makes us a stronger family unit.
I am not running off evenings and weekends to work, and when I do have to work those times they are manageable and Adam even accepts it without throwing a fit because we are together more now. Brian doesn’t have to rush home or we don’t have to rush through dinner because I have to leave for work. On weekends we can just sit on the couch or lay in bed doing nothing. Brian has more time to work on his hobbies and so do I. (Completion of my Disney Scrapbook is in sight – only 9 months behind schedule)
I sit and wonder what the world would be like if more people chose happiness over money. Sure a pedicure or manicure would be nice, and another Disney trip would be amazing however how miserable would I have to be working to achieve those things? Sure they bring me temporary happiness and relaxation but if I would rather feel happy and relaxed everyday then work to the point of exhaustion to obtain these “extras” in life.
As long as the bills are paid and you are happy what else does there really need to be?
In my eyes, when Adam is older there will be lots of time for me to work and make money.