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Money and Maya- India is Calling

Financial Responsibility = Financial Freedom- it does. Money and Magic.

When we shift our mindset around the idea of money responsibility being limiting, overwhelming, or too much trouble, to money responsibility creating freedom and choice in our lives, we invite in our dreams, we invite in the magic.

India- Trip 1

I have wanted to go to India for many years but the country is huge, the trip seemed challenging to plan, and I did not know much about how to navigate the country. Step in my incredible partner, an exquisite human being, who also happens to be Indian.

This past November, my partner treated me to the fulfillment of one of my dreams- a trip to India. The moment we landed in India I felt peaceful, even though the scene at Mumbai International Airport, even in the early am hours, is not exactly calm.

When we arrived at his family’s Mumbai home we were greeted with affectionate hugs and freshly brewed filter coffee, followed by a delightful home-cooked breakfast and nonstop conversation. I felt like I was dreaming but actually, I was living a dream- there is a difference.

Wonder after Wonder

Our next stop was Agra, to witness the Taj Mahal. Talk about dreams- the Taj Mahal is like a mirage rising from the earth. The world-famous mausoleum, built almost 400 years ago, defies imagination. How was it built so intricately perfect all those years ago? There is infinite intelligence all around, just waiting for us to be aware.

We continued on to Jaipur and experienced ‘The Pink City.” The traffic alone, and how it is masterfully navigated, put me in a state of awe. India is like nothing I have ever experienced in my life, yet I felt at home there.

Foreshadowing Another Dream

We then traveled to Chennai, India, on the southeast coast. It is my partner’s hometown. We had an amazing week in Chennai, Mahabalipuram, and Puducherry. It was a week I will always remember.

While in Chennai, a neighbor came to visit. We began talking and I discovered the neighbor’s daughter is an author. I told the neighbor that I was contemplating writing a book. She said, “Come write in India, you can sit on our balcony and overlook the sea.” I responded, “Be careful what you offer, I may take you up on that.”

Fast forward to the present day. My partner and I will be taking an extended trip to India this summer to spend time with his family. Here is where the Financial Responsibility comes in. Both my partner and I have saved and invested for many years. We both have the financial ability to take this break and live a dream.

Create Financial Freedom in Your Life

There is immense freedom in being financially responsible and the younger you can step on the path to Financial Wellness and ultimately, Financial Freedom, the smoother the journey. Money grows over time.

So, start now, or continue your money adventure wherever you are at the present moment. Enjoy Money and Maya (Magic)- in whatever dream you want to live.

As for me, I will be writing my book in Chennai, overlooking the sea.

With gratitude,

Susan Howell, The MoneyMaestra

Susan Howell
Written by: Susan Howell, The MoneyMaestra.

Even though I grew up without money, I was able to retire at 50 based on my financial practices. I worked for the Federal Government for 26 years, with 6 of those years at the IRS and 20 at the Department of Justice, which included investigating many money-related cases.

I created MoneyMaestra to share what I know and to help people get on the path to Financial Freedom.

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