Thankfully my sister “gets it”. She admitted to me that the only reason why she keeps this older model convertible Mercedes Benz, which costs her thousands and thousand of dollars in repair and upkeep, plus she never drives it more than 20 miles from her house (for fear of it breaking down) is so she can keep up with her fellow retired neighbors.
It’s a beautiful car. Don’t get me wrong. But that was another part of the problem for me when I retired to a Florida community. All the houses may look the same but every one was judging everyone else on the clothes you wore, the furniture you decorated with and the car you drove.
Not for me I live by a different drummer. And so should you. Break free from the chains that bind you and live your best life ever. Live YOUR life. Not someone else’s dream.