Life is short. Freedom is an illusion. Right in this moment I am financially free. When I start wanting what I don't have I fall into the angst of fear. When I remove all the protections I throw around me so that I don't have to fear, fear a lack of money, lack of health, lack of friendship. I discover the what I'm looking for is simple joy.

The time to savour coffee and croissant for breakfast. To stand around the BBQ savouring freshly cooked seafood with family. To be there because someone needs me.

It doesn't matter if we sit on a milk crate or luxury recliner.

To me financial freedom is being here in the now. Acknowledging life and recognising the abundance I already have. It can't grow if I don't know I have it.