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Repeat after me: It’s ok to live a life others don’t understand.
Let me tell you a little about myself. I drive a 2001 Ford Focus wagon and a 2007 Altima. In fact, I’ve never had a new car or a car note. I still wear a few clothes that I bought back in high school. My husband and I rarely celebrate Valentines Day. I only eat at restaurants when I have a coupon. I only go to the movies once a year. I bought second-hand shoes for my son. I do most of my shopping online via rebate sites like Mypoints and Ebates. I hardly watch tv anymore. And despite all those things, my family and I are happy and thriving. But I bet people from the outside looking in will tell me I’m doing it all wrong. They’d wonder why I drive such an old car when I can afford a new one. They’d say I can’t possibly be happy and I’m living a deprived life. Well, I’ve got news for you. You only think that way because society told you too.