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The Simple Life


Thursday, Feb 22, 2007 from Dover, Arkansas

One of the biggest lessons for me on this trip is how to live simply. For an entire year I’m living with whatever I can fit in my car. I used to always want this and that for Christmas and my birthday, all kinds of stuff. I guess now I really think of just the things I need. I have no desire to buy more pairs of jeans, I’m perfectly happy wearing the same ones over and over. The biggest thing I think about is living in a house of my own someday, I can’t wait to have my own place. I don’t want a big place, just something that’s the right size and cozy. I brought so many t-shirts on this trip, way too many, all my nice favorite ones that look brand new. I hardly wear those ones. I wear the ones that are faded and worn down. I’m out driving long distances, hiking around looking for photos, doing this and that, and it just doesn’t matter to me.

It’s hard to summarize, but I suppose living out of a car for so long teaches you how to be reasonable with what you possess. I think of all the junk I have back home (sorry mom and dad) and I just don’t need it. On this trip I have my camera, laptop, a few pairs of jeans and t-shirts, and that’s about all I need. Difficult to summarize really, but that’s one big difference I’m starting to notice about myself. Lots of growing on this trip.

P.S. There is a big exception to the living simply rule, the Canon Mark III. So if anyone would like to give me a nice present at the end of the trip that’s a good place to start. It’s a brand new model, 10 mp, 10 fps, 6400 iso, and a 3-inch LCD. It’s only about $4,000.

Blog Date Posted: Feb 22, 2007 | 315 words | comments 4 Comments
Comment by dad
From baraga, MI

Does this mean we can start cleaning out the basement and start getting rid of some stuff??? :)

Comment by Armin
From Milwaukee, WI

Do I smell a Rumage?

Comment by Bugsy
From Dover, AR

Dad, I was suppose to comment on all that studd (oops, stuff) you have. How about you hang on to it for a little while longer and I'll sort it out myself? The problem is I've learned this lesson to late. I don't care to collect too much more stuff, but I definitely cant' get rid of stuff I've already collected! That's the hard part.

Comment by dad
From baraga, MI

Did my son just call me a studd?? I'm sure that was no typo.!!!