Today at work this woman came in, she was smiling and laughing and radiated positive energy. I was drawn to her and we started making small talk. She started telling me about her business, and how she owned a restaurant and some land. She was a very giving and kind-hearted person, unfortunately making her a target in business. Different people manipulated her and bought out parts of her company and pushed her over until she was basically broke.
Overdue on her rent, she moved in with a friend and had used almost all of the money she had left to pay off her restaurant. In the middle of her life crumbling, she had her 50th birthday. She said she realized that half of her life had already passed by, if she was lucky, and she had spent it all working, and now had nothing to show for it.
she said that then she made the worse financial decision she’s ever made, and took her mom to Paris for six months.They rented a small caravan and traipsed around France.
She then told me that sometimes you need to put a hold on what you think is your life to actually start living.