So finally, at 35, I've decided how I want to exist on this earth. And I'm pretty close, most days.
I want to live a life where I am a good wife, mother and friend. I want to be kind to strangers, because you don't know when a stranger will become a friend. I want to be honest in every interaction I have, in my words and in my intentions.
I want to live simply. I want to have a life where I have what I need, I consider what I want and get rid of the things I neither want nor need.
I want to waste little. I reuse the comics and make bows from magazine pages. I compost my kitchen scraps and I sell and buy on craigslist. I am going to use old barnwood for my floors and I will buy it locally and use local craftsmen to put it all together. I will repair my appliances rather than replace them (even if they don't match! gasp!).
People first, things second.
I like knowing how I want to be so that I can measure my day's success and make tomorrow better.