Thanks to his employer, Jeff and I have visited Iron Springs Resort each year.
It’s just a few days at a cabin by the beach, a little retreat from the everyday list of “things I should be doing right now.”
For those few days our lives are simplified – the kitchen holds a limited (but quite adequate) assortment of equipment, the fridge holds a limited assortment of food items that we brought with us, our “clothes closet” consists of a couple of outfits, we bring a bare minimum of toiletries, and reside in a much smaller space than usual.
And every time, we wonder why we can’t live this simply at home.
I asked Jeff this year whether he thought the two of us (plus the six cats! lol) could live together in such a small place. With the addition of a shed or shop where he could have his voiceover studio and I could have my craft room, he thought we could.
And when we got back, I wondered how we could create the simple, peaceful feeling of Iron Springs at home.
There are lots of things we could do to declutter our house; there are also lots of things that need to be done at home that we didn’t have to do at the cabin – like paying bills, doing laundry, and scooping litter boxes. (Not to mention the biggie for Jeff: going to work!)
I suspect that getting our lives that simplified would require not only quite a bit of proactive effort, but also some cash expenditures (e.g., do we hire a gardener, or pave over our yard, or move somewhere without a lawn?).
But there’s nothing to stop us, and much to gain. So stay tuned…