MY HUSBAND AND I TALK ABOUT this all the time. Do we want to live a life where we are constantly trying to escape from, or do we want to live a life we are constantly escaping to. Over the years, we have learned so much about each other, individually, and about the type of life we want to live.
The main theme and bond that we share, is our lifestyle and LOVE for the simple things in LIFE. Now that we’re bringing another human being into this world, I find myself reflecting on this a lot. I want us to live a simple life, yet be comfortable. I want us to cherish each other and our new little family more than anything else.
For us, it doesn’t matter how much money we have or what our job title is or what our resume says, as long as we have each other and are doing what we love to do while making enough money to pay the bills, play, indulge and save a little, then life is pretty good. We are simple. Or at least I hope we are. I think I am how about that! ha ha. We strive to live a lifestyle that doesn’t require too many things, and therefore allows us more freedom.
This baby will require more “things” and I know it’s going to be a challenge. Whenever I get new things, I have to get rid of stuff too. Thank god that is how my brain works. I am not a hoarder (my husband would probably disagree a little here). First off we have to move to a bigger place (I don’t think our little 500 sqft cottage will do) but that was already in the plans I guess. We don’t want to buy anytime soon for many reasons, but probably the main one is we are simply not ready. We don’t know where we want to grow roots (which neighborhood that is).
We love San Diego, and that’s the problem. It’s all pretty cool. We love the freedom of renting as well. We can pick up and move and someone else has to deal with the water heater if it brakes, or the roof, or the plumbing ect. Houses here with at least 3 bedrooms in a nice neighborhood start at $450,000, so that’s also another reason. It’s so expensive here! Thank god we have a good chunk in savings for a down payment, so for now we’ll just keep slowly adding to it until the “right” time comes our way.
Anyway, so much to think about. I get the biggest smile though thinking about the fact that I get to share all these thoughts with the greatest co-pilot I could have ever asked for, and even a bigger smile at the thought of the little baby inside me. We’ll make the most out of what we have and enjoy the journey ahead. Cheers 🙂