My choice to live on an island is often questioned by others when we meet for the first time. I read an article lately about our unassailable right to live simply:
My husband is 100% supportive of my choice to live on Lopez Island, which is very important to me (and who knows, I just might convince him to retire a bit earlier than planned). My kids also are supportive, and my close friends as well. Other than that, I really like what this article says about not having to defend my lifestyle.
And most importantly, that I can care about others without caring about how they think I should live my life. I'm simply claiming my unassailable right to live a life that makes me happy. That said, I definitely feel blessed that I even know what makes me happy!