This December, the last month of the year, take a moment to review your life and recent days. It's a good time to question the things you buy, the things you do, the habits you have, and the people you relate to.
With busyness and hurry controlling our lives, we deceive ourselves thinking that tailgating the car in front of us will get us where we need to be faster, but it won't. Remember: if you hit that car, you're automatically at fault; at least in Florida you are.
Stress levels have actually been on the rise, which says a lot about our quality of life. I say we minimize the status quo living once and for all. Why not try something a little less conventional, but more gratifying?
This is the third time we'll be moving in three years. I guess you can say that not being a home owner has "purchased" us the right to mobility. A lot of it, if needed.
The typical Summer humidity is slowly being replaced by a not-so-warm, but not a cool, Fall breeze. And so Autumn hygge begins in Florida. Well, sort of.
I have learned so much while on this journey of slow living and simplicity, and one thing is definitely worth noting: it takes more effort to dispose than to acquire.
A more simplistic lifestyle does come with its challenges. To be part of a culture where the pursuit of the American dream is idolized and materialism, the norm, I can't think of a more brave movement to join than minimalism and slow living.