Jake asked a great question tonight, about money, as it related to current events, "When do people decide that enough is enough." That's the big question, isn't it? We've had this discussion countless times between Mike and I, the boys, and friends... for us it was when I graduated college and decided to not get a full time job. I wanted (needed) to stay home with my babies. We decided that one income would be enough for us. We would make it work, because it was more important for me to be with our kids, than have a giant home or to accumulate more stuff. As time went on, we let go of the pursuit for more, better, best, and came to the realization that the life we wanted was simple. I know I've said it before, but we just want to live with the rhythms of the earth, eat good food, spend time with each other, and do work that leaves us fulfilled. That is enough.
Simple is not easy, though. I've been wanting to write about the topic of simplifying for six months now, trying to put our process into words. I'm going to mull it over a little more and try to break it down into smaller posts, because it's just to much to sum up in one neat little package. Stay tuned...
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