On our way to writing this post, we discovered a new word – listicle. This word mashup is defined as “a piece of writing presented wholly or partly in the form of a list.”
The holidays are always a challenge for those of us trying to simplify our lives. From parties and pizzazz, to shopping and shipping, it can be a whirlwind of spending and schmoozing.
When it comes to downsizing, it’s much easier to do nothing than to make a change – at least that’s what we’ve found.
“It is amazing how little you need to be happy.” –Gilda at Traveller Interrupted
In 2012 we journeyed around the world. It was the culmination of years of preparation. We’d scrimped and saved, renovated and sold houses, downsized and donated roomfuls of stuff. The time was right.
For the past eight years we’ve been on a joyful quest to simplify our life. It’s been a journey that has taken us from minimizing our possessions and streamlining our digital footprint, to downsizing our abode and becoming financially independent.
We began 2019 dreaming. We’d just returned from another European escapade, and big plans were on the horizon.