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More on the meaning of life...This is related to Laila's post

I love my career but I am struggling with money. I am struggling because I don't work full time and I don't get any child support. I am a single mom with a chronic illness and I just can't handle working full time. Well actually my illness is better lately so I must admit that I could work more, and I actually would like to, although probably not full time. My family is urging me to move from the mid west to NY (where they live) so that I can be near them and earn more money. All I think is that while it would be so nice to live near my family, the cost of living is so high in NY that even if I made 3X more money there, the cost to live is 5X more, so why would I do that? Then my family suggests how I can change the focus of my work so that I could make 5X more. But I don't want to change the focus of my work. I love what I do and I don't want to do something that I don't love. And then they say, "well that is why it's called work" and then I feel like I am not a hard worker and I have no right to want to live more comfortably. But then I come back to the title of this post--life is meant to be enjoyed. I want to have time for many things--my kids, my work, my health, and my relationships. I don't want to kill myself earning more money. I believe that there should be a way that I can live comfortably doing what I do. I believe in balance. In any case, I guess I am writing this post to see if anyone agrees with me.

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Comment by Laila on April 3, 2013 at 12:46pm

i surely agree that life is supposed to be enjoyed. it should be easy and fun. we people ourselves attract the struggles in our lives and that makes it hard to live.

i have never been in a situation like yours but i want to say that you are amazing. single mother providing for her children. i wish you the best in life, i hope life develops easily for you and opens great opportunities so you can balance all things you want in life in a loving and easy way.

Comment by Connie on April 2, 2013 at 12:58am

I couldn't agree with you more. Every moment of this life is a gift. If you are blessed enough to actually be doing something that you love, then why mess with a good thing. Perhaps through meditation and visualization you can attract a way to receive more prosperity in your life without having to do anything that doesn't resonate with who you really are. You deserve to be happy!

Comment by Toya Bell on March 31, 2013 at 11:07pm

I totally agree with you Sunny Side. I understand not wanting to do work that's not fulfilling. The world seems to have collectively agreed that it's okay to spend the precious time that the Universe has given us, being engaged in work that sucks for the sake of making money. What a waste of life energy!! This is why I've decided to go full steam ahead with making my dream of owning a production company come true. I'm gonna do the work I want to do and have faith that it will pay. I think the millionaires and billionaires of the world are mainly just people who had faith that their ideas would get them paid.

Sunny, take some time to meditate on how the work that you do can start to bring you more money. Ask the universe to reveal new ways to make more money doing what you love. I'm confident if you ask, the answer will be given.

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