Last night I was reading The Modern Cook Book which said: "Begin housekeeping on the cash basis; if you can't pay cash for an article, DO NOT GET IT". This is sage advice for my life which I plan on following. I'll be paying close attention to whether something is a need or a want. My needs are food, clothing, shelter, and transportation. I have three immediate wants which I feel are needs and those are art, friends, and community. I have lots of other wants, but I may not need them. From now on I will think, research, and plan before adding to my wants.
We plan on finding a home we can pay cash for where we can have a food garden, a pond for fish, and hopefully spring fed water. We plan on storing food to last us a year, setting up an art studio, and having transportation methods which are paid off. We want to travel around and have a good time, but we need shelter. We must sacrifice our want for our need by deciding where we will move and finding a place to live first, then we plan to travel afterwards. Along the way we will stop as we can, but traveling can not be our primary focus. We must do this so we don't run short on funds to obtain our needs.
Once we are settled I want to do give back to my community in some way. I'll need to balance my life so no single need becomes all encompassing so I can fullfill my needs and wants. Please read the previous post for part one and some background. Please let me know what you think and thanks so much for visiting and for your comments.