spending last week supporting my cousin as she dealt with the death of her father was a definite reminder and confirmation of why i want to live tiny. living tiny for me represents less responsibility and less responsibility means fewer expenses and fewer expenses means more freedom. freedom to be able to stop everything i’m doing to help a sick relative in need or support a cousin who has to bury her father.

i want to be able to focus on the important things in life – family, friends, relationships and really living life. i don’t want those things to be secondary after making a living to pay for things and expenses. life is too short not to live it. though the time spent with my cousin was for a sad occasion, the time i spent with my cousin and other family was priceless… i want so much more of that.