3 years ago, my husband walked out on me, or rather, rode out on his bike. He was done, Said I changed too much. Bleck!!!!! I say....
Although I think I was shocked, I kinda expected it. We were more like roommates than a couple. I could take him leaving but our son is still adjusting.
I sat, cried some and then got busy. I sold what was left in our 3 bedroom home. If it wasn't nailed down, it was sold. Ex left me with OUR debt to cover but no worries. I grew up frugal and living in the country. I know how to survive with and on nothing. I made enough money to get us moved to another state and I took a job as a secretary at a hospital. Not the highest paying job but I have benefits for my son and myself and we are living ok. I have been making double payments towards debt and will be COMPLETELY free in 1 year. YIPPEEE!!!!
We are a basic little family. I rent right now because I can't afford anything else but that is ok too. Once the debt is gone, I can start saving for a little house I want to build. Can't wait for that.
I am into the beach, yoga and health (I lost over 124 lbs so far, and I ain't talking about the ex.), simple living. I make do with what I have, I love to re-use items to make something new. I am stashing away a few things for the "house" someday. Just found an old enamel kitchen table for $75...love, love, love!!!
We don't own much more--just some essentials in the kitchen, clothing, toys, bikes, vehicle and personal products. I lost a lot of items several years ago in a flood, mostly due to mold, so never really replaced much. We each sleep on a mattress on the floor and spend a lot of time just hanging out. We spend a lot of time at the beach. I mean, almost anytime we can. It's lovely. I am attempting to make a handmade quilt for myself. It is more about being patient and enjoying the process than the final product.
I try not to make my life to complicated. I like simple and easy. Can't wait to read more on these forums. My life is completely different from where I was 3 years ago, and I am very happy with it.