I was excited to come across this NBC piece on ChristianPF about a family of three living on $20,000/year. This is a great reminder to me of what I envisioned when I began this journey. I knew that not having a full-time job was going to change the way I lived. I would no longer be able to buy all those things that I had been buying. But I also knew that I didn’t need all those things to make me happy. In fact, maybe I would be happier than I had ever been in my past life. And I am. Doing the things I love makes me really happy. I love designing things that make other people happy.
The irony is not lost on me; I create things for other people to buy. While I’ll never be a true minimalist, I do believe in only having things I love and use in my home. I like to think that my products add beauty to people’s lives and make them happy when they go to answer their phone or use their computer mouse. Corny, huh?
Do you have a home full of things that don’t make you happy? My second resolution is to go through all the things in my house and move out the stuff I don’t use or love. Following Erin’s lead, I will break this goal into 12 parts. Each month I will focus on a different room or area. Every month I will go through the designated area and pull out the things I don’t use or love. I will either sell, donate or toss those things. I plan on keeping a tally of any money I make by selling these things.
Want to join me in living a simpler life?