Downsizing On SteroidsFast forward about 3 months and this is the 10×10 space that holds the things I just couldn’t let go of. Mostly my camping gear! I will say, it is hard to wrap ones mind around occupying and utilizing the space of a moderate size home for your entire adult life, to efficiently fitting everything you “need” into a spare bedroom, duffle bag with laptop carrier and a good size toiletry bag. Everything else, mind you, is in that 10×10 storage space. Luckily, I get to keep a kayak and kickboxing stand at each sons house and my bicycle can be moved easily from place to place. So, my point here is: Its mind boggling, scary and sometimes very inconvenient to have to live this way but it can also be an opportunity to purge the material things from your life that were probably just taking up space anyway. I must also say that I am not complaining about this new lifestyle because there are far too many women (and men) that go through this type of displacement and have no family to take them in. I am very, very grateful for my sons and their wives for giving me not only shelter but love and encouragement to put one foot in front of the other and keep going!