I just hosted my annual December De-Stress retreat at my home last week. During our time together, I noticed one common thread of conversation that continued among the Boomer Chicks who were in attendance was about how our lifestyles are changing. We discussed how we are more interested in getting rid of our “stuff” instead of accumulating more. Many of us (including myself) shared our dream of living in a much smaller space in the not-too-distant future. It’s clear that we do not necessarily want to give up the amenities of a larger home like hardwood floors, attractive and functional kitchens, fireplaces, or a relaxing outdoor deck or porch in a pretty setting. It’s just that we’re simply realizing that we want those things in a smaller home design. We’re finding that “less is more” instead of “bigger is better”. My own perfect vision of a smaller space includes less rooms and significantly decreased square footage and is within walking distance of a lively diverse, cultural area that includes fresh, healthy, innovative restaurants, and has an attractive outdoor natural setting; good for walking and biking. My plan for the upcoming New Year is to see how my husband and I can bring that vision to fruition.
What about YOU? Are you looking at downsizing your own lifestyle? If so, I’d love to hear what you’re thoughts/ideas are. In the meantime, check out my new favorite site; http://www.tinyhouseblog.com/ Enjoy!