Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Why Graceful Simplicity

Welcome to my new blog.  Recently I've gained some clarity as to what I would like my life to look like. You can read a bit about that and what I envision for this blog here.

In mid-2015 I really starting being mindful of my personal finances, as I realized it is key to reaching my dreams. I reached my first financial goal last year of saving $5,500 and got free of a mortgage I still shared with an ex (whom I was with for 10 years). I currently have no debt, which is a huge bonus! Soon I'll write a post about this year's financial goals.

My ultimate goal is to buy or built a small cottage in the country and semi-retire! With some financial independence I can work freelance and/or part-time doing any old job (marketing jobs are hard to come by in rural areas!) and earn enough to cover living costs and save for full retirement without having to spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week staring at a computer screen. I'll spend the rest of my time cottage homesteading and doing whatever else I feel like.

In the meantime, I am very content with living in a small city and creating an intentional, minimalist homemaking lifestyle in my little studio apartment.

With this blog I hope to share my stories and lessons I'm learning along the way.