A common blog theme I’ve see of late revolves around simplicity. The pandemic has taught them that if nothing else, life should be simpler.
I totally get that. I have chosen to live what I consider a simple life. I also decided to embark on a simpler life path after 9/11. I left my lucrative job and chose to be a stay at home Mom. We scrapped plans to move to a pricey suburb or a larger apartment. We chose to live close to where my husband works so that he could be home for dinner most nights. We let our old car die a natural death and we never purchased a new one. We don’t “decorate” and replace things only when needed. Our place is really function over form.
We also don’t spend much time in our home. We do not spend the weekends doing “projects”. Our weekends are spent doing the things that we really enjoy: shows, concerts, learning new things, etc.
I don’t shop as a hobby. I buy clothes as needed and have a streamlined wardrobe. It’s only as large as it is because I live in a four season climate. I like make up and products but again, I keep the number quite low compared to many.
My daughter was involved in activities that she truly enjoyed and was passionate about. We figured out ways to reduce the stresses that come with high paced acadamia and its off shoots.
I consider my life quite simple.
That’s my definition.
What do you consider a simple life?
Do you desire going towards a simpler life?
What are the pros and cons of a simpler life?
What is simple?