The Unassuming Life

 

I strive for a life full of people not posessions,

I strive for a life free from “oops I spent too much…” confessions.

For a house just big enough for three,

With a little room for our dog to roam free.

I strive for a life doing something I love,

Instead of working to pay for that – “but it fit like a glove!”

For a chance to experience a far away place,

With a plan to always settle back down to home base.

I strive for a life full of laughter and joy,

That is created from something more than that “latest toy.”

I hope for time with my daughter, uncluttered, and free,

Oh what a glorious life it will be.

I strive for a simple, unassuming life,

With no one to impress or show off to in strife.

But rather to enjoy for ourselves, while we’re here,

To come to the end without the “I didn’t LIVE enough” fear.

Live More, Spend Less

Sounds simple, right?

We hear it all the time – consumption, material goods, “things” = bad

                                         – experiences, relationships, “actions” = good

….. and the research backs it up.

But yet, most of us continue down the path of overspending to keep up with the Jones’, expecting at some point for it to result in blissful happiness. Why? I am not sure, I will leave it to the social psychologists to hypothesize and research (and hopefully help us better understand this drive for stuff that is so hard to kick…. pleeeeease help us Geoffry Miller!). For myself, my focus lies in how I can change this behavior and what the result will be.

So here’s what’s up with livewellspendless101 blog:

#1. Follow our family as we journey towards a minimalist lifestyle, freeing ourselves from debt, and living a wholesome, beautiful life.

#2. I am not here to tell you how to live. I am by no means an expert in the category of “life”… who is? I just thought maybe somewhere along our personal journey there would be some insight, discovery, and struggle that might be helpful to someone, somewhere.

#3. We have one life (no matter what you believe, this is all we know with absolute certainty). Why not live it filled with happiness and joy? That is our goal, in everything we do. That is the goal of this blog.

#4. Find your rhythm and dance, baby! Maybe you follow ten of our suggestions, maybe you follow one. Doesn’t matter. Find something that works for you and makes you happy and you will make it out there my friends.

Enjoy 🙂