What do I still need to shop for? Food, plants for the garden, gifts for other people. I still want to travel, get to know interesting people, and spend more time with the ones I cherish. If I want to keep up with the world, there’s always the library, both physical and digital, Netflix streaming, and the Internet. The NY Times that arrives every morning like a pet demanding attention is always interesting, though it seems to get taken out of its blue plastic kennel less and less often.
But not having to buy anything else is a thought that makes me happy. It brings with it a sense of relief. Perhaps it’s a natural outcome to taking a closer look at your stuff and paring what you want and what you need.