Hi Margie,

Thank you for your work in the children’s home. I don’t think we need to “become part of American society” again… I certainly haven’t tried to do that since returning to the United States. Instead, I’ve tried to allow my new perspective and my new minimalist lifestyle to rub off onto those around me, to encourage others to take a look at the way they live and see how they can improve it. My goal is to set an example for others to follow.

I’ve been in the United States exactly one year now and I definitely feel the need to go abroad again to continue reminding myself how privileged this society is, to get my core to experience the responsibility that drove me to change the direction of my life. I know my life focus now, but it’s incredibly easy for that sense of responsibility — that sense of how privileged I am — to slowly wear off when I have nothing to remind me.