If you viewed my life from the outside, it would seem pretty damned normal. I live in a generously sized house in a lovely Portland, Ore. neighborhood. I work part-time as a labor and delivery nurse, attend my teenage sons’ soccer games and generally don’t stand out too much.
In other words, your run-of-the-mill 44-year-old American woman.
But there is one thing that sets me apart from the other soccer moms, which is that I am a member of “The Compact.” And no, that doesn’t mean that I practice polyamory, weave my own caftans and practice 140-degree yoga. It means that I don’t buy anything new.
I buy nothing new.” —Katy Wolk-Stanley: Could You Go a Year Without Buying Anything New? How About Five Years?
First this happened.
And we were like:
And you, our lovely family were like:
Which makes us only love you more.