GOOD MORNING! WELCOME BACK! MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO SAY THAT YOU RECHED A POINT IN LIFE WHERE YOU DIDN'T OWN YOUR STUFF - IT OWNED YOU. AT FIRST I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT SHE WAS SAYING BUT I REALLY DO NOW. THE MORE STUFF YOU HAVE THE MORE YO HAVE TO GIVE TIME/ENERGY TO TAKE CARE OF IT! WE'VE BEEN GOING THRU & PASSING ON THE THINGS WE NO LONGER NEED/WANT & THAT SOMEONE ELSE HAS A NEED FOR. SO FAR WE'VE BEEN LUCKY IN FINDING SOMEONE WHO HAS A NEED & WILL TAKE IT OFF OUR HANDS. NO CHARGE, JUST PASSING IT ON. WE'VE HAD STUFF GIVEN TO US & I KNOW HOW GOOD IT MAKES YOU FEEL. WELL, IT FEELS GOOD TO PASS IT ON ALSO. AND THE NEW SPACE DOESN'T HURT EITHER!
current weight: 208.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,548) Posts: 4,096 4/26/10 4:00 A
Thanks for the kind words everyone! I'm not new to F & SL. The concept has been with me since a child although I've been through periods where I have been a spendthrift wanting stuff too. Eight years ago I made a conscious decision to scale back my life, including work and have never regretted that decision. Each day brings challenges that I enjoy relating to F & SL. It's a journey, not a final destination.
I've introduced myself before and mentioned that I work from Sept to Apr in foodservice at a college/university. Well the school year has ended and I am in seasonal layoff for 4 mths, except for an occasional call in for a special function. So I am into super frugal mode again and I'll be around the team more often and contributing more. I have a lot of threads to get caught up on and that's great. I'm looking for all kinds of tips to the goal of frugality and simplicity.
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