Hi, my name is Paula Crum, aka Nana, and I want to share my journey with you of how I am now simply living on less.
First and foremost, I am a Christian, a sinner saved by grace from my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Everything else in my life is second. While my roles of wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend are very important, none of these relationships can compare to the love I have for Jesus. His precious blood was shed for me on the cross and He rose three days after being buried in a borrowed tomb. I am forever grateful.
For the past 25 years I’ve worked in the local factories in my hometown of Lawrenceburg, TN or nearby counties. While these jobs always provided well for my family financially and had great benefits, I was never happy, even in management positions making lots of money.
I always dreamed of the simple life. Staying home with my three kids was something I was never able to do, or at least I never had the courage to try it. Now, being the grandmother of five beautiful ones, I was determined to be home more and enjoy them like I never did my own.
To do this meant a huge cut back in many things, but I was willing. I gave up the stressful management position (making more money than I’ve ever made in my life), gave up the 2200+ square ft home, and gave up the brand new vehicle I’d just purchased. I have to admit those were the BEST decisions I’ve ever made.
I could not have done any of this without my faith in God and the love and support of my amazing husband Marty and my wonderful children. I owe it all to them for believing in me and encouraging me to follow my dreams.
I hope my story is inspiring to some of you and if you are looking to downsize your lifestyle and home, I hope you find helpful information here. I’ve learned so much on this journey, and to share it with others is a dream come true.
I’ll also add recipes, home remedies and other things I enjoy in my simple life. Maybe you’ll enjoy it too!