The last few years have been a difficult time in my life: diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2006, resigned my job as elementary and middle school counselor because my health was so poor, lost my voice in January 2010 and still only have a whisper. And yet, never have I been more content with my position in life. I have become a triathlete, which I realize sounds crazy considering my health. But it gives me motivation to get out of bed. I might be the slowest triathlete in the event, and I might never be able to run, but I enjoy the sport. My goal is to complete an Ironman Triathlon in 2017.
An idea worth spreading
Most people own too much stuff. We have things that never get used, aren't important to us, and yet we can't bear the thought of not having them. I have spent the last few years eliminating extra possessions, so that now I own fewer than 500 items. Now, my energy and focus can be spent on important things, not useless things than demand my attention.
I'm passionate about
Simplification, seeking significance in every situation, and living a life of contentment.
Talk to me about
Contentment in life; living a simple, minimalist lifestyle; tiny homes (under 500 sq. ft.)
People don't know I'm good at
Photography, although I have a lot to learn.