What’s Your “Why”?
Over the past couple of years, I’ve noticed more and more people taking stock of their life as it is. After much reflection, some of these people have made changes to make their life better.
But knowing and understanding Why you want and/or need to make changes makes it real. It will give you a goal. It will keep you on track.
I know this because I figured out my Why before I started on our new life adventures. For me it was a decline in my health and financial circumstances (we lost most of our hard-earned investment and savings during a difficult time) that changed all within a one year period. These changes prompted me to take a good hard look at the way we (my husband, me and our dogs) were living our life and what our future looked like. We didn’t like what we saw, but instead of wallowing in all the difficulties, we decided right then and there that we needed to do something about it.
From that point on, we started making changes.
Within one year from making the decision to improve our life , we completed the first phase of our plans. It wasn’t easy but we worked through all the challenges knowing that the end result would be so much better than what we had at the time.
Looking back, I would say that the long months of working towards the betterment of our life was well worth it when we compare that life to what we have now.
These days, we live in our RV most of the year, travelling, working, exploring, relaxing, and enjoying life while saving for our future. While we enjoy our new life, we are also researching and making decisions for the future – where we want to live and what type of house we want. We have already decided that the house won’t be big. We like and feel comfortable in something the approximate size of 600 square feet. A house that size will be capable of housing all that we need and want, leaving some extra room for living comfortably with three big dogs.
Spreading The News
Part of the reason I started the Affordable Housing Designs website is to help you to find a better life too. Most people don’t realize that the life they are living is not the healthiest (mentally and physically). I know we didn’t realize exactly how bad it was until we simplified our life.
Now we have time for “us” – as it should be.
I love to talk to other people about how we did it. One of the most successful and fulfilling ways to simplify your life is to get rid of the life-sucking big house. A big house consumes all your spare time and all your spare money. Moving into a tiny house or a small house is the first thing that you should consider. Your new place doesn’t have to be really tiny (unless that is what you want). These days a small house can be classified small as long as it is less than 1000 square feet – which really is large enough and has plenty of room for a family. In reality, the smaller the house, the better it will be for you.
That is exactly where we started except that we chose to live in an RV for a few years so that we could satisfy our long-time craving for travel and adventure without the huge expense. Our next step (in a few years) will be to build or buy a small house where we can live comfortably.