I am currently in the process of embracing a much more practical lifestyle than I’m accustomed to. I’m downsizing, I’m decluttering, I’m drastically reducing my frivolous spending. I’m not even wearing makeup all the time because it just seems silly to waste the time. This is a dramatic turn around for someone who owns a shopping blog, refers to her makeup box as “the Toolbox” and has probably never once been described as practical by another human being.
I’m not sure what’s come over me. Perhaps selling our home and everything we own in order to embark on a year of travel around the country has forced me to rethink a few long-held ideas about time and stuff and money. Ironically, most people wouldn’t describe “selling everything you own and vagabonding in a van” as practical, and yet the result of that impractical dream seems to be a healthy dose of minimalist thinking.
Or maybe I’m just getting old and crotchety.
Point is - I find myself saying things like “well that just seems like a waste” and “that just isn’t practical” a lot lately. Professionally, the payoff has been tremendous as I’m producing more and able to clearly see the fruits of my labors and logical decision making. But I wonder if, at home, I’m being a little too practical…