I can’t quite believe it but this is my 100th post on FHW. It has sneaked up on me almost without me realising.
I started this blog last October. Over the previous couple of years I’d become more interested in the simple living movement. I want a less complicated life, and one which will be more fulfilling. The thought of working hard until I dropped and striving constantly for more ‘stuff’ left me feeling empty. Reading various blogs helped me realise I wasn’t alone in wanting to escape a world of consumerism and wage slave mentality.
The hardest thing for me about blogging has been the technical side. I set up a self hosted blog after a lot of thought and research so that I could keep control over what went on it. The downside is that I don’t always know what I’m doing! I’m hoping to install some bits and bobs soon to make commenting easier if other people are on Blogger or Gmail. I’ve given myself a year to get to grips with it, and it’s possible I may move to Blogger if I still feel I’m struggling in the autumn.
The good bits about the blog have outweighed the challenges. It has been incredibly encouraging to know that there are other people out there who share my outlook on life. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading other blogs and it’s been lovely to know that other people have been reading this one, including some of my Frugal Hill friends – thank you all for visiting and thank you especially to everyone who has commented.
On the practical front, there have been some subtle changes in my life since last October. Somehow, I seem to have money in my purse at the end of the week, I’ve got rid of a significant amount of clutter, I’ve taken up or renewed activities (e.g gardening, music) which I enjoy. I hope you will continue to join me on my journey and share your tips, ideas and experiences.
Until next time, Tawney x