Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 229: Coffee with a nomad

Random awesomeness in mail!

A reader sent me Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman. How great is that? This wonderful reader was the recipient of one of my books from my Fishbowl Giveaway. To remind you, I'm giving away a book about creativity from my library a week until the end of the year. To enter, email me your MAILING address. I'll write it on a piece of paper and drop said piece of paper in said fishbowl. Voila. I pick a winner every week and they get a sweet book in the mail.

This month I'm giving away my SARK books.

Your entry counts for all drawings. It's a drawing the way you always wished it would be.

Back to the nomad.

The author of this book left her marriage and her swanky Los Angeles lifestyle of Industry parties and famous friends to live, well, all over the place. She lives in villages and hangs with the people. Since pretty much everywhere else in the world is cheaper than LA, she can live off of $10,000 a year.

Though I have very little interest in hobnobbing in rural villages, I was inspired by how she found another way to live. We don't have to live out the story of cultural expectations. We don't have to get married, have babies, live in the suburbs, get fat together, fight about money, send the kids off to college, drink beer in the driveway with the neighbors, and talk about who the bachelor chose on the latest reality series.

There are other ways to live. Better ways. Ways that make a person super happy. And isn't what we're all after?

For me? Happiness is all about counting to the number 4.

Just like Feist.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you're liking it. I tell you, your memoir is next...


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