When life gives you lemons, make soap.
I had a boyfriend in college who said his life was sort of like inertia. He just moved from one thing to another.
Inertia, fate, happenstance, it all runs together. I am a believer in you make your own luck. It's important to manage your spending to your income. A big one is preparing for retirement.
There is a price for everything including being practical.
There are things out of your control such as health, wealth, opportunity, love. So maybe you don't make all of your luck.
So I believe you make the best of what you have.
You'll be happier.
My cousin Kim recently turned 50. She has become physically fit and taken up rock climbing. She goes caving most weekends with pals. She divorced about a year ago. Their kids left the nest, and they turned around and had nothing in common. I was prepared to talk trash about his girlfriend; but, my cousin was interested in having an amical divorce. She did not see the need to argue it out.
Kim is a remarkable person in that she can sell almost anything. Where she lives, tourism is a big part of the economy. She has had antique and used item stores. One big maxim is that objects that sell need to fit in a car of a vacationer.
She has been making home-made soap and now has a store selling her products. She also sells soaping supplies to people who love to make soap. My mom has made soap which people liked. It is great for those with skin problems because the soap truly was chemical free.
Kim also has a YouTube channel with many soaping instructions and tips. You'll need to look it over to get an idea what you are interested in. There is more than soap-making discussed.
Kim's YouTube Channel Kim's website that sells soaps and some supplies for making soap
Surprised at the activity in the soaping world, I am proud of her efforts. But I don't want to do any rock climbing or crawling through any caves.