The way in which Mr. FW and I structure our lives is unusual, but remarkably rewarding. Finding a purpose deeper than simply spending money and consuming pop culture has made us happier, more peace-filled people and has strengthened our marriage in unexpected ways. Sharing these experiences with all of you is one of my favorite things and I deeply appreciate all of your comments, emails, and feedback.

To everyone reading this who is the most frugal person they know, who plans to retire early, who plans to live an intentional life without debt or overconsumption, and who plans to find your true purpose outside of making money–you are not alone! Here, you are among your people.

via Our Favorite Stories and Photos From Frugalwoods’ First Year – Frugalwoods.