No refrigerator [EXPERIMENT] – Conclusion

Well, even though it went well, I decided to abort. It came down to ice. That’s the only thing. Otherwise, I could have continued without a fridge for who-knows-how-long.

I needed the ice for another experiment. Beyond that, I really don’t need the refrigerator for anything. Now that I have it running, I’ve filled it with other food: salad ingredients, mandu (Korean dumplings), juice, maybe a few other things. But I don’t need it.

That’s the best part about experimenting with giving up what I’ve previously taken for granted. The more I try to give up, the more I realize how little I actually need to live and survive and enjoy living and surviving.

Sometimes, I come back and realize how grateful I should be for the things I take for granted. Like when I went without Internet for a week (that wasn’t an experiment – I had no choice), I learned that I really, really, really miss it.

Most of the time, though, I realize that I really don’t miss things. It might work out better to have them, but usually these types of experiments teach me things aren’t that big a deal.

For that, I’m grateful. And for that, I’ll keep experimenting.