THE LILLS ORGANIZE LIFE
We didn’t know anyone or anything about the area, but we made use of our time and learned how to get by. We ate rice and beans for a year to get started and relearned what it meant to appreciate the little things in life. We realized that if we wanted to get off the ground, with no financial assistance, we’d have to minimize our spending, focus our time wisely, work hard, prioritize and organize life. It was up to the two of us to build our dream: A Simple Life With Big Adventures!
We understood that we only had a certain amount of energy to give each day, so we couldn’t afford to waste time hanging out or entertaining ourselves. We couldn’t afford to go to restaurants, buy new things or do anything, but work diligently and apply energy to our chosen areas of life.
We shifted our focus to the things that mattered most: our design work, food, photography, our VW bus, being inspired and inspiring others, traveling, spending time with family and doing all of it together. We went minimal, said goodbye to most everything “normal” and poof!..we had an abundance of time and energy to put towards building our dream.
Once we practiced this method of simplifying and organizing life, we got into a rhythm and the process became like a heart beat. The more we focused on our chosen areas of life, the better and more fulfilled they became. With determination and discipline, we saw our simple life with big adventures take form.
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