So I have been hard hit by the economy. I have really had to change my lifestyle. I've moved into a smaller home, decreased my spending and now have to do a lot of things I used to pay other people to do. As an FYI, I was raised working class and had very little growing up, I don't have a college degree and I worked my ass off to start my own business and get the comforts that I previously enjoyed.
After a "mourning period", I have managed to put icing on a crap cupcake. I am actually kind of enjoying my pared down life. I get such a great sense of accomplishement doing little things like fixing my dishwasher myself, saving a bunch of money on groceries by researching specials, making my own curtains, even cleaning my house myself etc, etc. these are all things I haven't done in years. It seems that the smallest accomplishments now have significance.
Since I don't have as much work to do and don't go out as much, I have time to do things I love, read, write, cook and work on projects I enjoy.
I love it! I feel like when I get to the end of the day, I have a lot to be proud of. I think this experience has been really good for me.
Anyone else seeing an upside to the down economy?