I am a DIY philosopher. My entire life, physically and mentally, has been DIY. I’ve been making up ways to survive since childhood. I gave a traditional life a try it was a big enough disaster to make the news. I made up rules as I went along single parenting my son and daughter. And here I am, continuing my personal evolution. I’ve been choosing a word, a concept, to incorporate into my life for several years. Sometimes I’m just amazing and other times I learn by being a real failure. So it goes. It started with simplify and has moved through compassion, hope, comfort and arrived at practicing contentment.