What will you do with all that free time and money?

When I talk to people about my journey to simplicity, I get asked sometimes what I will do with my extra free time and money. I don't have an answer to that. At first, not having an answer stressed me out. What's wrong with me that I don't have a plan? What's the point of going through all of this if I can't figure out what comes next? I don't think that these people intentionally wanted to force me into figuring things out right away. I think that what I'm doing has people rethinking their own lives. And if they're anything like me, they like having examples. Not that anyone should and will do what I'm doing. Ever. But a little comparison can be helpful sometimes. I also think that for some of them, it's just genuine caring and interest in me.

Anyway, after stressing out about it, I've come to the conclusion that I don't need to know just yet. At the moment, I still have too much to get through before I can effectively contemplate what I will do with all that extra free time and money. And I expect that once I have all that extra free time and money, the next step will be a little more obvious. At least I hope so. I should be more open to welcoming the next step. One thing is certain, I want to continue to improve as a human being. I'm not quite sure what that means yet... But what I do know is that my life as it has been so far has had me feeling a little restless at times.

Quick update on the 30-day minimalism challenge: it's going well enough. It is getting tougher though. But I'm doing it. Stay tuned, on April 15th or 16th, I will give you a mid-challenge update with a list of all of the things I got rid of thus far. :)


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