I have a private Pinterest board titled "30 and Beyond".
It is filled with images like the above.
I often get envious with these things.
I find it hard sometimes to sit and enjoy things like reading and a simple cup of coffee. Or watching a T.V. show. I get a feeling like I should be doing something. Even when I’m taking a break from my work, I get anxious.
Someone recently asked me what my number was.
How much in the bank I would want to be “happy”. How much wealth do I want.
I couldn’t answer with a set number. I’ve had high highs and some low lows when it comes to finances. The only thing money really solves is your money problems.
I realized that wealth to me meant having free time without feeling guilty.
Like what I imagine the image above is about.
The best and worst part is, it can’t be bought in a store.
And I probably already have it. Somewhere.
We should keep a careful diary of our moments of envy: they are our covert guides to what we should try to do next.
— Alain de Botton