I received an email over the weekend from an individual who was elated to find someone else who chose to live life in a similarly minimalistic manner.
Now, this individual was renting a room and was enjoying the increased cash-flow, savings and yes, just plain freedom that comes with not living in a traditional manner.
This got me thinking once again on the concept of “Normal” and “Mainstream.” For what is “Normal” and “Mainstream” in one country is not in another.
The answer lies in community, and of whatever it is that the masses does, that, for lack of a better term is “Normal” and “Mainstream” at least in that area.
I for one am just happy to shine a light on this minimalistic lifestyle, and show people that there is an option from being eternally mired in debt.
For me, whilst I do like the freedom of choice that will come once I am Totally Debt Free (this year) this journey has always been to not only become debt free but to have a home and land to put it on, paid off, of course.
That is still a few years away, but at least time brings me ever closer to that place and that day when I can surly plant my flag and start to gather a group of likeminded people for a community off the grid and free from debt.
For now, I will enjoy the community of those people online and just let people know, that you are not alone, there are others out there, living a minimalistic lifestyle, just like you.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!