My [voluntary] vow of poverty will be five years old on November 6th. How did it go and will I stick with it?
It went fine. It accomplished what I intended: To find out how far my writing/communications consulting talent would go if I stopped aiming to max earnings and how much pain I could stop. In my communications niches, I am a star of sorts - almost famous. The pain throbs only when I am being pushed to change, yet again.
I will continue with a modified version of the vow. My eyes are open to increase earnings, but my way. I know. I know. Good luck working that out. Desire breeds more desire. No I don't want to be back where I was. But I tried out this experiment. It went great. Now for something different.