Lloyd has his reasons. We have ours.
With our last child preparing for college, we began our own preparation for the next season of life. We didn’t have a clear idea of what it would look like, but we knew a simpler life should be at the center of it.
We spent a year Craigslisting, Goodwilling, recycling, or trashing most of our material possessions, (so we could try a co-housing experiment on a family farm and house sitting worldwide). We also began asking intentional questions about our calendar and how we use our time. The hard practice of saying “no” became (at least for us) a little less difficult as we had to decline some fun activities and events with people we care about.
However, the big picture has been rewarding. Simplifying created a LOT MORE MENTAL SPACE to consider what values and filters are most important to us. It was very much needed as we struggled through the early stage of defining Love + Work.
If you are thinking about a business together, we highly recommend creating more time in your daily lives to intentionally process the foundation for your business idea. (Your list may look completely different depending on your plans and preferences).
Here are the values and filters that shaped Love + Work.
“Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.”
~ Henry David Thoreau