In fact, they bypassed us eons ago. But, if I'm being totally honest, that's how we like it.
We traded corporate paychecks for time together.
We traded coffee shop lattes for freshly brewed coffee at the kitchen table.
We traded business attire for overalls and cowboy boots.
We traded hefty 401K's for a modest paycheck that pays the bills.
We traded dinners out to eat for homemade meals 3 times a day, 7 days a week.
And while I commend those who go after and attain the things they desire, we are focused on one thing: how we spend our time. The number one regret people have is not having enough time to spend with loved ones, or pursue a passion, or achieve a dream. So while the outside world may look on and wonder why we chose this life, the answer is simple: we enjoy our time.
I spend every day alongside my husband (and no, we don't drive each other nuts :) ). I work from home, and he goes to school from home. We farm here at home. We go to town when necessary, and usually together. Our dream is being lived out on this piece of Heaven on earth, and we willingly give the time necessary to cultivate and grow those dreams.
We only have so many trips around the sun, and we plan on spending each one of those side by side, walking the road less traveled, hand in hand.
We stop to enjoy the roses, after all, there's plenty of time.