I think you’re all familiar with mine, but in case you’re not, here are the highlights:
2000 – Minimalist girl falls crazy in love with very cute pack rat guy.
Pack rat guy has a whole lot of stuff, and all the debt that comes with it. They begin the long, arduous process of paring down.
2001-2002 – Minimalist girl and pack rat guy get married and have a baby.
Life is still too crazy. Everyone is miserable.
2003 – Minimalist girl meets Jesus, and introduces Him to pack rat guy.
They decide there’s more to life than the care and maintenance of stuff.
2004 – They fully embrace the frugal, simple life, and sell pretty much everything that isn’t nailed down.
2007 – They pay off their home mortgage and become 100% debt free.
2008 – Minimalist girl starts writing a blog about how much happier their life is now that they’ve figured out what’s really important.
That’s pretty much the gist, but you can read more here.
And now, I’d like to hear your story! Are you embracing the simple, frugal life? Are you working toward debt freedom? How, and why? If you’d like to share your frugal, simple life story, write it down and email it to me at wantwhatyouhaveblog at gmail dot com. I’ll feature one reader every Friday, and if you have a blog, I’ll give you a link-back, as well as this badge for your sidebar.
I’m so excited to read all of your stories!