For about a year now I have done a great deal to simplify our lives. I have gotten our regular bills down to within just one income. The Mastercard takes the other one every month- but those things can be controlled (just say NO!)
The idea is that I am attempting to see if we both can do something else with our lives. I love to teach-but it takes every ounce of energy to do it...and I am sick of the institutional garbage. I do not know what else I want to do. Dabble would be one thing. I get bored quickly in volunteer positions since those seem to go to the lowest thinking job in a place. But what else?
Scott knows what he wants to do- wood working. He figures he can substitute five or six times a month and keep himself in wood (of course having our own forest is an asset.)
I have been frequenting the frugal blogs and putting in a toe here and there. I just am not sure I can let go of the extra income. For the next few months I will be exploring what it takes to, not only to be frugal, be simplistic. We will not starve- but can we live the simple lifestyle we dreamed about 25 years ago at the beginning of our journey together?