On Friday I wrote about how we often say we need something, when in fact we don’t. We just want whatever it happens to be. Or at least we used to. Because more and more I’m sensing a change. In people I know and also in me.
A fair number of you commented and generally we were all of the same mind. Nobody’s spending irresponsibly. One comment, from Cupcake Travels, reminded me of my own life, and how different I’ve become. She mentioned, now that she’s moved to France, how much less ‘stuff’ she needs; and how liberating it is.
I’ve bought and sold a few houses in my time, and I went through this phase where nothing was big enough for me. Absolutely ridiculous. I remember going to see a HUGE, old, four-bedroom house on a HUGE lot. As if that wasn’t enough, it had an enormous addition on the back. True, it was a gorgeous family room, but I was one person.
Really, what was I going to do with all that space? And when, exactly, was I going to take care of the lawns Continue reading