For me, the change to simple living has saved my life. I'm convinced of that. I was too stressed, too burnt out and trying to please everybody's expectations was torture. But I always thought that is what life is. You enjoy life while you're young, when you start school, you cannot wait until it's over, so a little bit of living is taken away. Then when you start working, you need to have a career and climb up that ladder and the only joy you have is when you're on holidays but normally by the time you've just started to relax, work starts again. So your enjoyment of life decreases to those four weeks a year plus a few public holidays. Then you're too old to work and nobody really cares about you anymore, you don't know what to do with yourself because all you ever did was working and your kids are busy raising a family and making a career for themselves and then you die and it's over. Yes, I truly believed this is how life was supposed to be. Pretty sad hm?
* I want to be happy and I want to be myself and stand for what I do.
* I want to go trail riding and camping.
* I want to learn skills; like sewing, mending, making my own clothes, cheese making, woodwork.
* I do want to see a lion and a giraffe in the wild (I know they don't live here, I will have to travel for that.)
I think I have learnt from their experience and now there will be many changes and challenges coming in my life. I need to think about this know, be prepared and have a plan and hopefully the transition goes smoothly.
How do you react to change?