...at least not as much as I used to think....
In 2005, my husband and I purchased a 2,000 sq ft home in a rural county. We lived on a private lake and were considered to be "doing well" for a young couple. Our three children had plenty of room to roam, and I was suppose to be happy.
Since we bought the house during the height of the housing market, we had to go further south to find an affordable home.
Further south meant being away from our families, quality schools, and most stores. Overall, for me, it was a life of isolation. I didn't know anyone (didn't make much effort to meet new people) and the pace was too slow for our family.
Two months ago we moved back north, and went from a 2,000 sq ft house to a 1,000 sq ft apartment. Yes, apartment!
I can honestly say that despite the downgrade in space and privacy, my level of happiness has been upgraded.
Our family is adjusting to a few major changes, but we're taking them in stride.
This move is taking our minimalism journey to a whole new level and I want to start documenting it more on the blog.