After two months of making the move from a large Canadian City to a small village three hours north, we're discovering little things that we may not have expected.
Our original goals, for example, included less clutter, less stress, and a happier lifestyle overall. While that's definitely still the case, and we haven't really been disappointed so far, not everything is quite working out as planned, so far.
In episode one of A Downsized Life, I talk about:
How the less clutter goal isn't quite being met
What this means for our stress levels
Unexpected purchases, and what that means with regards our plans
The longer winter, and its impact on us
The challenges of keeping two young kids entertained while still needing to work
Listen in as Danny shares his thoughts on these challenges, and what comes next in our journey to downsize our lives.
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Welcome to A Downsized Life, where we explore the joys and challenges of moving from a big city to a small village to lead a quieter, simpler life. Join your host Danny Brown and occasionally his wife Jaclyn, as well as their kids Ewan and Salem, as they share their experiences about the transition and offer tips and insights for those looking to downsize their lives.
We'll discuss the benefits of downsizing, including less stress, more time for hobbies and passions, and a stronger sense of community. We'll also talk about the experience of leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city and discovering the peace and quiet of a small village.
Listen as we open up about the challenges of downsizing, such as finding a new home, adjusting to a slower pace of life, and building new social connections. Every episode will provide practical advice on how to make the move, downsize possessions, and adjust to a simpler lifestyle.
Whether you're considering a move to a small village, or simply looking for ways to simplify your life, A Downsized Life has something for you. Tune in for inspiration, advice, and how you can also find happiness in a quieter, more meaningful way of living.
About your host
Danny Brown is the host of One Minute Podcast Tips, Pod Chat, and several other podcasts. He's been in the podcasting space for over 10 years, and has the scars to prove it.
He's the Head of Podcaster Support and Experience at Captivate.fm, the world's only growth-oriented podcast hosting, distribution, analytics, and monetization platform.
He lives in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario, Canada with his wife and two kids, where he spends winters in front of a cozy fire and summers by the lake.