What price freedom?

Here is the question. How much do you value your freedom? What about another question, what do you want out of life? Think about it, most of us don’t. I certainly didn’t for the first 52 years of my life. I did what I was told to do, then I did what was expected of me, finally I did what I thought I was supposed to do.

For many of us there is no choice, economics get in the way. The children need feeding, the rent needs paying. The question Im asking though is do you need to buy those brands. Is that expensive new car necessary? When we finally shuffle off this mortal coil will people remember us for what we have owned or what we have done? These are questions that have been asked of me recently, and for good reason.

Stressed with multiple health issues I was heading for a heart attack, at the very least, or worse. Too much work to exercise; getting in too late to paint my pictures; no quality time with the wife. So I did what so many people do, I booked a holiday then worked even harder to pay for it. By the time my break came round I was shattered, physically and mentally. I had backed myself in a corner and my marriage was suffering as well as my health.

So when my therapist asked me those same questions I had to stop and think. That was almost a month ago now. I now work part time, I go to the gym and I paint during the daytime. My relationship is back on track and my blood pressure is down. I went out on my motorbike this morning. Life is getting better. Of course those health issues still exist and money is tight. I won’t be taking an exotic holiday any time soon.

Just a short blog this time and the question has been asked. What do you want? How are you going to achieve it?


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