I arrived in Utila with very little and I intend to keep it that way. It is a fight, however, to keep it simple, when the habits of a life spent in the “land of stuff” (United States) wants to create all kinds of comfort in my living environment. Luckily, island life is conducive to keeping things simple, like walking or bicycling to run errands, washing and drying clothes without machines, and fashioning a kitchen out of a storage room. Many items are simply not available on a tiny island, so I try to use what is on hand to create, fix, or reinvent a new use for something I am no longer using. I am growing herbs and vegetables in pots and learning how things grow in the tropics.
I will be writing about these Simpler Life adjustments, how-to’s I’ve figured out, and the joys of embracing simplicity. The links to these blogs posts will be listed here. Check back often…I think you’ll like these articles!
Some of my topics for the Simpler life:
- Container gardening.
- Organizing living space.
- Home improvements island-style.
- How I have streamlined, systematized, and simplified stuff.
- Making home decor from beachcombing.