I don’t ask for very much in life; in fact, I’m pretty easy to please, and I can get by with very little.
I’m happy having my house, my boyfriend, and my dog, and anything outside of that is purely supplemental to my happiness.
I’m very lucky to be able to work at home these days, and although this may not be a permanent fixture, I truly enjoy being able to stay in the house and take care of everything while I earn an extra buck. It feels awesome to wake up every morning, make my boyfriend breakfast and pack his lunch, and then settle into a writing project while I take breaks to do laundry and clean up the living spaces. I don’t get lonely because I had podcasts to listen to and my dog to cuddle. The only thing that gets me down sometimes is the unbearable cold that sets in after a day of sitting still at the computer. Even when the thermostat is set to a moderate temperature, my limbs get freezing cold from the stagnant activity. My fingers and toes get cold and numb, and I have a hard time keeping my concentration when it feels like there are icicles on my nose. That’s why I’ve recently been asking my boyfriend if we could install radiant heated flooring in my office space. It would be a huge help if my feet could stay nice and toasty warm against the heated floors as I worked, and it would reduce our energy costs since I could heat that room exclusively.