It is too easy, when making big change, to totally reject what you’ve built before. It is for me, at least. The astounding breadth of what I’m considering work-wise got me thinking that the work I built and the house I bought were all wrong. Too settled and unchallenging.
Yeah. Because owning a nearly 100 year old house and making art are totally boring and complacent.
I’m counteracting the “everything sucks” backlash of big change with small refinements. This weekend I spent $40 and redid my bed in a way that lets me keep the temperature no colder than 78F. I imagine that’ll save a little bit of power & money, and it came along with more color. And orange.
The household economies are going well without throwing life out of whack (I wrote a post on my FB-connected LJ about my kanban board as a means of life balance, too). My garden is feeding me quite well, though food is still a thing I spend more on than needed. Most everything else is down, spendy-wise. I feel safe.