In the last couple of years, the word simplify has become the watchword for how my husband and I are approaching our lives. Part of that was to make the decision to sell our luxury home and leave the large mortgage payment behind, becoming debt-free. No more “keeping up with the Joneses”, we now live in a smallish home, on 5 acres and have more freedom to decide what life will hold should my husband’s worklife become too much.
We love being home with our two Golden Retrievers, and our mule and horse and puttering around our property and making simple discoveries about what joys it holds, offering us some of the best memories of our married life together.
It’s not about luxury living anymore, in 6200 sq ft lakefront, but we don’t have the maintenance, the expenses, and our property is more private now. We still have water, which is a must for me as the boundary on one side is Fishhawk Creek and the sounds of it all year round are so peaceful. Much more wildlife comes here to visit and I feed many wild creatures just outside the dining room door!
We are thankful for “the simple life”.
Thank you, Debbie Reynolds, for the 12 Days of Thanksgiving Challenge!