Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Let Me Sell you Happily Ever After

We all want the idea of happily ever after, the happy ending, the American Dream. Whatever the embodiment of the perfect life is. We tend to associate those ideas with a happy life. No matter what you call it you better be ready to work for it. I'm not just talking about the strong work ethic that goes into your job. You'll need that too, but that's only about a quarter to a half of what you're going to spend your life busting your ass at.

You're going to have to work at  your marriage. That prince you envisioned. Yeah, he's flawed. I hate to say it, princess, but so are you. In the imperfect world that is life, those flaws and imperfections that make you you and him him are going to clash at times, create problems that need some serious fixing, which in turn is going to lead to a need for a lot of work on both of your parts.

That home you've always dreamed of owning. It's a neverending work in progress. Not only are you going to have to work financially to buy it in the first place, but if it's not the personal projects you desire to take on to make it the home you envision, don't worry, something will break or go wrong on a fairly regular enough basis. It will leave you contemplating that maybe you should sell the American Dream off to the highest bidder.

We all know that happily ever after and the American Dream come with a pretty price tag. Not only are you going to have to work hard at your chosen profession to bring home a paycheck, but you'll find yourself mentally taxing yourself to figure out the number game to continue to afford it all. Sometimes you'll see to hold onto it all, you're going to have to be willing to step up your game whether it means being disciplined with your money or busting your butt more to work more to make more.

The little princes and princesses we envision in our happily ever after story. The hard work that goes into them will bypass what you put into a career, into owing a home, into building and maintaining your finances, and everything else you've ever had to work hard at.

It's all possible-the marriage, the family, the house, the career, the financial stability, but it doesn't fall in anyone's lap. It's not a work and be done kind of accomplishment. It takes hard work. Continuous work.

I can sell you happily ever after. I can sell you the American Dream but if you don't fully invest yourself and then even more you won't have it because it's not given to you.
. But I see people live it everyday. It's a flawed, imperfect reality but it can be more than you envisioned if you put in the work.

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