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LM contributor Sheilah Zimpel has an essay called, "Creating a Good Life" in the recent issue of skirt! magazine...

Our history proved that we liked to move, and we both had a bad case of wanderlust. Or, it could be as simple as what David Sedaris said—when the sex gets old, all long-married couples eventually turn to real estate. We thought it would be the good life, the simple life, and this was before Paris Hilton made a joke of it. I was a romantic, the English major to his engineer. I’d dream something up and he’d do the math, and then actually create something. I was ready to live off the land, live cheaply, forget the inside-the-beltline values (forget that I’d never gardened in my life). I had delusions of romance with nature, so I traded my Lexus for a Jeep Wrangler.

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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