Six years ago, German and I moved to Austin with nothing but clothes and a few hand me downs that fit in the back of a little red car.
We had no bed, no couch, no dining table and very little money.
A few weeks ago, the pattern repeated itself.
Only this time, we had to sell our first home and seriously declutter in order to fit everything in our new (much smaller) space.
Since our decision to move, we’ve gotten several concerned looks from people who don’t understand why we’d leave our comfortable lifestyle and beautiful home so I can pursue—yet another degree.
My response to that is that we’re crazy.
Yes, that’s right.
We’re completely and totally insane!
I, for one, find it exhilarating.
I mean c’mon, what could possibly be more satisfying that leaving my safety net and secure job to pursue a career in something I’ve always wanted?!
A friend of mine joked about how I’d be paying school loans the rest of my life. She sounded so certain about it.
But instead of being upset, I just stood back thinking about her significantly larger car loan.
I just can’t wrap my head around the idea that someone is willing to spend more money on a vehicle, than they are to invest in their education.
Meanwhile, I drive around in my modestly size Corolla, that doesn’t have the luxury of self-warming seats.
And you know what?
I’m perfectly okay with that.
I’m okay with still having to turn a key to start my car. I’m okay with the lack of leather seats and GPS.
While everyone’s allowed to spend their money as they please, I’m okay with neglecting a few things in exchange for others.
So, for those that still have comments about what we’re doing, I’ll say this: It takes balls to drop everything the way we have.
There, I said it.
Leaving the place we called home was not easy, but we did it because we believe there’s better things waiting for us.
And no matter where you are in life, you should always strive for better!