Becky Dietrich / Houzz Contributor.
A few weeks ago a big windstorm blew through the California Wine Country, where Mike and I live. Dear friends who live in a lovely family home a mile away had shingles blown off their roof and their fences toppled (which gave the ever-present deer unfettered access to their most-cherished plants). Their previously gorgeous yard ended up looking like the set of an apocalyptic movie.
In the tiny bungalow Mike and I rent, we sipped glasses of wine and gave heartfelt thanks for the freedom and joy we have found in living small (and as tenants, not homeowners). Our friends, who are still digging out, just wanted to come over and drink with us!
Why do I share this story? Because I want to assure you that all the pain and effort of downsizing is really worth it...