bread and water

by rantywoman

I know a younger woman who was in a middling profession and married a teacher/ carpenter several years ago. In 2011 they quit their jobs to travel through Latin America. They then came back to the States and, as far as I can tell, haven’t worked since. He’s dabbling in writing and looking into it as a career; she’s considering something along the same lines. But she’s also trying to get pregnant.

I must say, it’s difficult for me not to ask, “Where is the money coming from?” Of course I can’t do it– it’s impolite– although a couple of people did ask me how I was surviving during my time off.

Does anyone else encounter these mysterious folks who seem not to need to work to survive (but there’s no obvious gilded background)?