If it doesn’t fit in the backpack or the rollie suitcase, do we need it? For a while now, my husband has been going on (and on and on…) about selling everything on ebay and his last line was always “If it doesn’t fit, I don’t need it”. Although I made fun of him at first, the idea kinda kept growing on me – for a couple of reasons. At 63 and 66, we’re teetering on the edge of retirement and didn’t get the memo about planning or saving for it, so we’re going to have to get creative to find ways to live LARGE on a small budget. And, as he so often does without having a clue, my hubby hit on a really interesting life question – what do we REALLY need to be happy? We get so bogged down with all our stuff, that we lose sight of how simple life can and should be. So, this blog is a place to share my thoughts on what we need and what we think we need as my husband and I pare a lifetime of possessions…and get ready to become citizens of the world.
But wait, there’s more – Since we’re looking for fun and interesting retirement opportunities, the chance to travel, seek new adventures and become wandering nomads for a while, it’s also a place to share the information I find, our own experiences, and the stories of those who have already blazed the trails for us. In short, what to toss and what to pack for this Second (or is it Third?) Act in our lives.
I hope you find some food for thought and a few ideas to spark your own creative adventure in retirement living.
I’d love to hear from you!