Sunday, April 27, 2008
I have enjoyed reading Rhonda Jean and some of her friends posts about living the simple life. The most important thing they all had in common was they were happy. If you are not happy in your lifestyle it doesn't matter if its a frugal simple or skies the limit exciting one. Don't feel guilty or change your lifestyle because of someone else. If you love to live in the city, shop, eat out then don't move to the country, cook from scratch and shop at second hand shops. Just be happy you can live where and how you want.
I was happy living in Florida with a nice home, great job and being able to scuba dive and be near the ocean every day. Then I got the chance to live my dream. To live in a small home, have gardens, animals, and work at making life as simple as possible. Life is wonderful even on stressful days. I love feeding and milking the goats, planting gardens, cooking, planning, stocking and keeping a full pantry. I love using my washtubs in warm weather. I love folding laundry freshly dried on the clothesline. I love making cheese and soaps. I love planning with William on things we can do to make ourselves more self sufficient. I am happy dressing in worn jeans, rubber boots and a tee shirt. I am happy breaking and getting my nails dirty in the garden. I love mucking goat stalls, cleaning chicken and rabbit pens. To be able to watch one of our animals give birth and being able to help is wonderful. Even when problems occur and we are really pinching those pennies this is the life for me! Simple life isn't easy nor is it for everyone. That's a good thing. It takes all kinds of lifestyles to make this world. Just be happy with your choice and the rest is just extra blessings. Don't worry.. Be happy!