At some point between tripping over my millionth toy and stepping on another lego piece it happened – I have been slowly converting to anti-consumerism. Sometimes I feel like this has made me a humbug when it comes to holidays. 856 more words
Tags » Anti-consumerism
I can’t decide if it’s sweet or sad that my mum still sends me a Valentine’s card every year. And when she wished me a ‘Happy Valentine’s Day!’ on the phone this morning, all I could think of to respond with was ‘Um, okay.’ I could sense her pitying me for being single this Valentine’s Day but it actually doesn’t bother me at all. 963 more words
The concepts of Financial Independence and Early Retirement are not the norm, with society and the media having conditioned us to believe that extreme levels of ever-increasing consumerism are the only way to achieve happiness. 2,167 more words
The count down to retirement has begun in earnest.
It cannot come soon enough, particularly after the recent spate of storms we have been having. I swear my left bicep quadrupled in size from throwing snow off the deck and digging a tunnel along my front walkway over the course of the weekend. 640 more words