Why simplicity isn’t always simple

So I have this crazy desire to life a simple life, the hubby and I have talked about it and we agree that its something we would like to work towareds. However…nothing has changed…nothing.

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After a little I’ve realized we skipped an important step we were over complicating simplicity, ha! I was trying to attack all areas at once with no real guidance, or true starting point.  The real problem is we hadn’t defined what simplicity is to us.

Living simple can mean everything from living off the earth in a hut with no electricity or running water, to having only 333 personal items in your position at anyone time, to owning 3 houses and trying to cut out the excess. Simplicity is not the same for everyone, it can’t be and that is what makes it so complicated. We see great inspiration from those who do far more than we can and we start to doubt, judge ourselves and feel sad. We become overwhelmed with simplicity….crazy!

So instead I’ve decided to define what simplicity means for us:

  • Cutting down on the amount of ‘stuff’ we have in our house.
  • Keeping our loans to a minimum (currently student, mortgage and 1 car) and paying our bills in full each month.
  • No acquiring more ‘stuff’just for the sake of buying things.
  • Save money for experiences instead of things

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  1. This is so timely, because my boyfriend and I have been trying to move in the same direction. I’ve been calling it “minimalism” but I’m not really sure if that fair, either. We’re trying to pair down the amount of stuff we have in our home and eat out less and spend less money on things we don’t need. Its been a hard lesson for me, because I’ve always been the type to impulsively buy things….

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