Having grown up my whole life in Southern California, it is incredibly easy to get caught up in the belief that “if I just had more money, I would be happier..”
But for me, once I had children I wanted to instill in them that happiness comes from within and not from money, fame, status and material things.
Some days I get so frustrated hearing about how certain celebrities, rock stars or famous athletes took a trip here or bought this or that. From personal experience I can tell you that money has not brought any of my friends anything other than divorce, addiction, etc. Sometimes I just want to pack up my husband and my kids and move away to someplace where life is simpler.
When I came across Happier than a billionaire quitting my job, moving to Costa Rica, and living the zero hour work week by Nadine Hays Pisani and read the title, I knew that this was one I had to read.
Nadine Hays Pisani starts out the book telling us about her life and her job and some of the hilarious hazards that come from being a chiropractor (such as having patients pass gas on you regularly).
Nadine and her husband are both burned out at their jobs and miserable, so after a lot of discussion and research they decide to pack up and move to Costa Rica.
There are numerous adventures that take place and an assemblage of colorful characters. Warning: do not read this book anywhere where it would be inappropriate to burst out laughing.
Nadine writing is witty and lighthearted and I loved the fact that she never takes herself (or much of anything else) too seriously.
Happier than a billionaire was actually converted from her blogs. Her descriptions of the locales that she visits are enough to make you yearn to hop up and take a trip and her advice and go live an uncomplicated life. Her big message; live in the moment!
Even if I am not able to make such a huge change in my life, I appreciate being reminded that money has nothing to do with happiness.