5 Things I Learned When I Quit My Six-Figure Life and Moved to Mexico | TIME. Okay, unlike this real estate agent from D.C., I can't just walk away from my law practice and live in a hut on the beach in Mexico. Well, I could; but, then I wouldn't get to practice law, and give advice to those who need me. The point of this article is that Life isn't about doing something you hate just to make money to buy stuff. Life is about living happily doing something you enjoy. So, as a solo, nobody tells me what to do each day. I don't have to go to partner meetings, or read memos sent from on high about how I am supposed to arrange my desk. If I don't like a client, I fire them. I make enough money to live on; but, not so much that I am merely socking it away for those who survive me. You can life the life Elle Cosimano talks about, and still be in the middle of civilization. It helps if you are five minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico; but, you really can live it anywhere. Just find that place in your head where you are happy. Then, resist all entreaties from other people who say they know better where you should be. Enjoy the day.