My husband is planning for early retirement, with my help. It's not easy! And there is a problem: the future.
I don't know if you've come across the word "lagom". You may have - it's somehow become a buzzword, much to the baffelment of us living in Sweden. I've been thinking about lagom lately.
After a vacation spent living simply in our cottage by a lake, I find myself noticing many things I usually take for granted.
In this era of instant gratification I think sometimes we forget how much not having access to something all the time enhances the pleasure once it's there.
I've found a new way of looking at things. I think of things, stuff, as experiences - and that has led me to value them differently.
While I am drawn to minimalism, I do welcome new things into my life occasionally. But some things that make it to my wishlist seem to take up permanent residence, and still never get bought. What is it that makes things valuable enough to buy, in my mind? And what if I try another way of deciding what gets to the top of the list?
Why do I want to spend time and energy on blogging? What do I want to get from it? Not fame and fortune, for sure...
Holidays are great... But I love the days in between. The days when time just flows.
For the first time in my life, I've been doing "retail therapy". An interesting experience, but not as good as my usual simple living. I need balance, so today I begin a "Shop No Things" period.