My fiancé works for this amazing company that has annual sales conferences every February in a different tropical island. It’s an all expenses paid trip for 4 nights and this year it was in Rivera Maya, Mexico. I made the mistake of watching the documentary Cartel land on Netflix right before the trip so I was a little paranoid when he told me that Mexico was where the conference was this year. It’s a great documentary and I recommend watching it just don’t watch it right before you go on a trip to Mexico. We made it there and back safe and sound and the resort was beautiful but unlike some people I refused to leave the safe haven of the resort and go exploring the town.
You get a lot of downtime during the 4 days but it does require a lot of networking which I happen to be really good at (my fiancé not so much).
During one of the many company meals we met this couple around our age who live in the Midwest. While our men started boring us with work talk we started our own convo and actually got into a good conversation. She used to work as a district attorney until about 6 months ago when she decided to go work for a private practice. She said it’s a lot less pay from her other job but she can now have a life. When she was a district attorney she was working long hours, some cases were very stressful and really took a toll on her sanity. Now she is able to spend time with her family and friends. She was even able to take time to come to Mexico for a long weekend with her husband which would of never happened a year ago. Hearing her say she chose a life of freedom over a high paying job made me so happy inside. I’m glad I’m not the only person who rather do something I love with little pay than a job that takes up a lot of my time but pays me well. This is exactly what I’m hoping this blog will do. Inspire people to stop doing what society expects you to do and start living for you. If having a high paying job that takes up a lot of your time is something that makes you happy then do it. If you would rather have a job that gives you more freedom to live, but pays you less, do it. Don’t make any decisions for your life based on what you think will make other people happy or to impress your family and friends.
I love when conversations and energies just flow. Not forced, not coerced just present.
Overall the trip was amazing and I can’t wait until next years conference.
Would you rather a high paying job that takes up most of your life or a lower paying job that gives you the freedom to enjoy time with your loved ones?