To be honest, i’m not that well travelled as compared to some or rather, most of you.
In fact, i’ve been to just a handful of countries. However, my little experiences in these countries are enough to make me realized something — I want to live simple.
It might surprise some of you but if you are one of the few people who know me well, i am exactly that. I may not look like it, or sometimes, live like it but deep down, right to the bottom of my fat toes, i am that.
For the past few years through my holidays in third world countries — i really enjoy visiting third world countries for many reasons –, i notice that it is possible for humans to live happily with just basics. They are truly happy and contented.They smile all the time, much often than most of us who have hundredth or thousandth folds more (be it monetary or materially) than them.
For one particular family of 4 at a very secluded area on the mountain, i even lived with them for a night.. Witnessing how they lived their lives warmed my heart greatly. Sure, they have neither proper shoes nor beds, but they are happy. They are grateful for what they have. To them, as long as there is food on the table even if it was just rice with vegetables, and as long as they are sheltered properly from rain and cold, they are satisfied. Importantly, they have each other, their loved ones. And the kampung spirit in that village… *smile*.. is really quite something and you know how strongly i feel when it comes to this particular issue.
After i touched down last night, i did some serious thinking and i have made up my mind on something rather important.
In about 17-19 years’ time, once my youngest boy goes off to college after he has served his National Service, i wanna retire to a countryside, preferably along the coast line at somewhere with 4 seasons, secure, safe and where gorgeous fresh foods are readily and easily attainable.
There, in my manageable small plot of land, i’ll have my very own organic vegetable farm and herb garden which will supply to our daily meals and of course, a few chickens (for their eggs), piglets (because they are adorable!), cats and dogs. Then, not far off from the house, along the main road, i’ll have a tiny but cozy bakery + cafe where there will be no fixed menu. Hee! You see, I enjoy baking and cooking different food everyday. It makes life more fun and interesting, don’t you think? ;)
Of course, travelling every other month, writing (though i’m not fab at it *oopss*) and photography will still go on. I enjoy these stuff immensely, you know! *smile* But if there’s 1 thing i’ll not dabble into, it would be B & B because i really suck at housekeeping! Hahaha!
So, with this decision of mine, i now can say… I CAN’T WAIT TO BE 50, live the life i really want and grow old with Darcy! :)