Wow, this challenge is easy to write about. The biggest change other than becoming a parent in my life has been moving off-grid. It’s a whole other world. I went from living a regular city life, like most folks, to living in a tent on raw land. Later on I built a house but still live very primitively, with no plumbing or electric in the house.
I just wrote an article about my fancy dancy composting outhouse. It truly feels like a huge luxury after having to deal with even more primitive methods prior.
I hear so many folks say, I could never live like you. I might have been one of them a decade ago. Back before I learned how to “really” take care of myself. I was seriously lost if the power went out. I couldn’t function. I had no skills. I relied on modern conveniences to complete my tasks.
In my case less is more. By striping myself of the conveniences that ultimately fail, I have empowered myself. Honestly, I’ve never felt more free in my life.