…to cut things out and live simply.
Ahhh, easier said than done, right? But we can’t continue living our lifestyle as is and save money. It’s just not possible. So, we are cutting out expenses left and right. I think it’s called “downsizing”? 😉
I made mention of an unexpected salary loss in a past post. Our mortgage is out of control. Our spending is well maintained, but it can still be fine-tuned. You all know about our fertility struggles, and the very real possibility that treatment could cost us tons of money. If we want a stable future for these children we are trying so hard to create; if we want to eventually live in a house; if we want to possibly afford to live a comfortable life without debt; something’s gotta give.
The buck stops here. Our lives must change.
We are considering a host of different ways to help compensate for the income loss, and to avoid future losses. They all root back to the theme of “live minimally and simply.” I am really excited for these upcoming changes, and I hope I will be able to share more with you soon. I don’t feel comfortable going into detail just yet, but I can tell you that it will involve sacrifice, and altering life as we know it for awhile.
Maybe I’m delusional or getting old, but I’m at a point in my life where material goods mean less and less. As long as the basics are taken care of, and we are all healthy, the rest just doesn’t matter. It’s cathartic. I am finding a lot of clarity in this new way of looking at things.
I’ll let you know how it goes.