This post is more the sort of thing that I would write over at Move To Portugal but today I thought I'd write it over here.
Since 2005, when I first started the quest (quest is such a dramatic word but at the time it did feel like a great big quest!), to pay off all my debt and save myself financially (more drama!), I've been craving the simple life.
I don't know the exact moment my mindset changed because it's been a gradual process that's so far taken seven years (yipes!), but over time I've simplified and reduced everything in my day to day life.
I knew that I no longer wanted bank statements riddled with transactions. No longer wanted a home full of possessions that I'd never use. No longer wanted to work 60 hours a week just so that I could buy lots of stuff. And I no longer wanted to be so busy that I didn't have time to spend with my husband.
So I simplified.
I simplified my home, my bank accounts, my work life, my personal commitments, just about everything I could. And I'm still going.
Paying off my debt was a catalyst to real change, but there's still a way to go.
Are you trying to simplify your life? If so, what was your catalyst?