”After a while, it just became completely normal. It didn’t feel like I was doing anything eccentric.”
That's according to Ken Ilgunas when he was sharing his time living in a van in the Duke University parking lot while going to school there. The entire Yahoo Article is worth reading but it was the quote above that struck me the most because that's been my experiences in giving up and getting things in life. My normal is now eating healthy, waking early, taking care of our children, mowing a huge yard, walking two dogs, and drinking coffee. My normal is no cable tv, very little alcohol, occasional restaurant visits, no new clothes or books.
Normal is what you make it.
Ken's book is Walden on Wheels: On The Open Road from Debt to Freedom.