Before getting ready to move my thinking was “I need this or that, I wish I had one of those.” Once it came to thinning out for a move, I was thinking “Look at all this stuff we have!”. What’s wrong with this picture?
There was something comforting about simplifying my life. I became content with what I had instead of feeling like I was lacking and needed more.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with having a lot of things. However, when we got honest with ourselves as to what we really needed, it was very freeing. To realize how simply we could live was a shift in my thinking.
When we get to New Zealand, obviously, we will be acquiring more stuff. (It’s nice to sit on furniture instead of the floor) However, if we can’t be content with what we have now it doesn’t matter how much more we get, we still won’t be content. So yes, we have a wish list in mind for our new house in New Zealand and we have realized that being content has nothing to do with whether we get the things on that list or not.
By the way, does anybody have any packing tape? I just ran out.