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.
Remembering the darkness of 9/11 on this day, sixteen years ago, but also the light and hope that impacted so many of us because of that horrendous moment in history.
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.
Now passion is a word that's been thrown around quite a bit and not given very much thought. I don't believe we are born with one passion and that we should follow it relentlessly to the end of our days. I see that our interests are ever changing, as well as habits and skill set.
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.
This book is so practical and such an easy read... I totally recommend it, regardless if you're not ready for the new Japanese minimalism in any way.