WOW. 😮 I was blown away when I first read this sentence. Up until a year ago, this WAS my husband and me — and had been since we bought an enormous (and gorgeous) townhome ridiculously far from my husband’s job in VA in 2013. Almost exactly one year ago, we made one of the BEST decisions thus far in our 11-year marriage — we significantly downsized, moved closer to everything we love (esp. DC), donated half of our belongings, and began to slowly (but surely!) embrace a minimalist lifestyle. I finally made the decision to leave a school system that was only deteriorating my mental and physical health and became my own boss, eventually achieving the kind of elusive work-life balance I’d always dreamed of. 🥰😍❤️👏 One good decision then led to another, which ultimately has caused my family AND me to be the happiest — and most fulfilled -- we have ever been one year later. Sometimes, taking a chance to be happy and doing work and life in an “unconventional” way can take you to EXACTLY where you hoped to be all along. After all, life is WAY too short to keep doing the same mundane things over and over again, expecting a different result each time. That is the definition of insanity, and I don’t know about you, but I’ve already lost my mind enough. 🤪 And YOU certainly deserve better.
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