A Quest to Find Happiness

Good day all,

This blog is where I hope to document my path from being over materialistic to actually only having what I want/need/use.

I have struggled with year of over collecting stuff and now, as an adult, have a small apartment choked full of things I don’t have time or inclination to use. This last summer, I managed to narrow all of my items down by half and still feel more than overwhelmed.

My goals

  • get rid of enough stuff that I don’t use/need that I can fit in a 24-27 foot travel trailer
  • store furniture I love for the first year in a travel trailer in case I hate living in a place that small
  • keep on a healthy weight loss track to I can be comfortable in said tiny trailer
  • budget so I can buy trailer (used) with cash before next Sept.
  • keep saving money so I can eventually buy my own land (or travel)
I will be posting 3 times a week updating on one of those things. I will try and rotate what I post about so we don’t get to bored.. After all, this is an adventure!
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7 Responses to A Quest to Find Happiness

  1. BFS (@bitfs) says:

    Congrats on your new blog!!! Yay!!!

  2. Thank you BFS! Let’s only hope I can keep it going half as long as yours! =)

  3. Zendelle says:

    Found your blog through BFS. I learned a few years ago that life is a lot better without a lot of material possessions – but since I make a living buying and selling things, my life and house are still way too cluttered with boxes and piles of stuff that’s on its way somewhere else. I’ve recently made the decision to get out of this business (or at least way downsize it) and transition to something that requires fewer of said boxes and piles. Looking forward to following your progress!

    • I hope it works well for you. As I look around my living room, about half the mess is stuff that was supposed to be ferried to my classroom (stuff I purchased then haven’t gotten it to school). I think my new plan is that anything I order needs to be sent straight to the school

  4. Hey some art teacher and all the best on your blog adventures 🙂

    I originally read about your plans on BFS and I hope you get to where you wanna be. You are definitely well on your way and that is exciting!

    Take care and all the best.

    Lyle

  5. @Zendelle- I hope it works well for you. As I look around my living room, about half the mess is stuff that was supposed to be ferried to my classroom (stuff I purchased then haven’t gotten it to school). I think my new plan is that anything I order needs to be sent straight to the school.
    @Lyle- Thank you for such a warm welcome, I hope that you enjoy reading and I don’t scare you off Friday when I post some pictures of the place.

    • lyle928 says:

      “I hope that you enjoy reading and I don’t scare you off Friday when I post some pictures of the place…” – Thanks for the warning…I’ll take my chances 🙂

      Take care and all the best.

      Lyle

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