I thought my husband and I were so predictable to our friends and family. I was surprised to hear that we have some people puzzled as to our recent life simplifying project. It made me smile to hear a family member tell me other family members were asking what was going on with us.
I guess we are still keeping people on their toes with our “against the grain” ways for almost 14 years. I would have thought getting married in a barn would have been a foreshadowing for some that we are low key and like the simple things in life.
I don’t take offense to this questioning as I know we are in the minority (<1% club for veganism, Ironman and marathon finisher) on a lot of things we do.
- Live on the West Coast away from family
- Chose not to have kids
- Don’t eat or buy animal products
- Find joy out of endurance activities (and do so without eating meat!)
- Bike camp with no showers
- Camp before races
- One car/one motorcycle family
- Dehydrate, food process, juice and blend food stuff
- After owning a house for 11 years downsize to a 900 sq ftish apartment by choice
- Find enjoyment out of having less
- Fill in the blank on whatever “weird” stuff we do:)
I remember wondering myself as a kid why my dad always drove old beaters when I believed he probably made good money. It makes my heart smile knowing now he enjoyed a simply lifestyle too and I can only imagine he smiles down at Matt and I on how we live our life.
Be at ease for those that care about us that we are living life the exact way we want to live it. As a lady stated in a tiny house documentary we were watching, “some might think this is rock bottom, for me this is a choice and exactly where I want to be.”
Brace yourself for the day we are storing the rest of our possessions, traveling and biking the US and being dirtbags out of adventure vehicle. For us that will be when we’ve hit the jackpot of living! Live the Life You Love, Love the Life You Live!