We weren't happy about putting our life on hold while the world finds a cure for COVID, so we've purchased a little piece of heaven to enjoy now.
While a "simplified life" might be the goal, ours is anything but, at this point. Hear how we got where we are, and how we plan to fix it.
There's no way we're going to allow ourselves to look back on this period with regret or bitterness that our retirement was ruined or our vitality was squandered.
I was exploring the concept of living smaller and more simply decades before it was fashionable. Here's the story of my original book on the subject.
Big Move: A COVID Escape
Daily Life in COVID Lockdown
Lucy is Short for LuciferAbout Booze
Making Beer on the Road
Our First Motorhome
Our Complicated Life
The Retirement Decision
The Origins of Simplification
We're Flexible Foodies
Our QuestOur Passions
I’m been remiss in my effort to give folks a sense of our lives by failing to talk more our dog, Lucy, though she doesn't see herself as either "ours," a "dog."
I guess so, since Eastern Tennessee is paradise, we live there, and it did indeed snow here this week. We discuss how it's different, however.
There are many definitions for "alternative lifestyles," but perhaps only one we'd truly consider. Here's why we might explore further.
We don't live "tiny," but we can't help but be impressed by folks who do. We sincerely hope to meet, interview, and learn from people in the lifestyle.
While realizing we're blessed, we're nonetheless hoping to find ways to insure the years remaining in our retirement are enjoyable and fulfilling.
Extract Junk, Inject Living
As with any marriage or partnership, compatibility does not come without compromise, and no where is this more true than when combining work and retirement.
After almost two years of planning, preparation, waiting, and hoping, our house is sold, our belongings are pared, and headed out.
We seriously considered moving up to a larger, more comfortable motorhome but decided to instead improve the coach we already have.
For us, the decision to retire was less of an event and more of a twenty-year process of exploration. Read about our journey from abject fear to near euphoria.
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