Simplicity Simplified

I am a career blogger by no means. Clearly there have been some gaps between my posts, and even when I am consistent, I have one or two posts a month at best (usually one!)   Regrettably, I have not written a blog since October. It is now nearing the back half of February and I am finding myself inspired once again. Well, maybe inspired is too strong of a word. I have been inspired many times over the months. Let’s call a spade a spade… I am just now making the time to sit down and actually do the writing. To act on that inspiration bubbling up within me.

I want nothing more than to live a img_6330
simplified life. It is hard to blog about a goal that you have not yet attained. So, I need to reset. Write about the journey. In our culture life is everything but simple. You must work hard at simplifying. Which seems a tremendous contradiction in terms! I don’t want it to be hard! Simplifying should be easy, right?? But it’s not. I have decided that it is going to take some research on my part to devise what it is I really want. I can picture it in my mind, but it seems so hard getting there. And I feel so alone in my quest. This world is built on material things and most people buy into it without even realizing it.

What I do need to do is decide what is important to me, personally, and spell it out. There are many ways to simplify – from leaving less of an environmental footprint and consuming less, to living a minimalist lifestyle, to a major declutter, to deciding to go off the grid, or just step back from some of the self-imposed obligations on your own calendar.

So, I am going to read other (more successful folks’) blogs on the subject, delve into some books, pray about it, journal it, and determine what simplicity looks like in my life – and then jump back in! I can’t make the world what it is not. But I can make my part of the world the simple lifestyle that I choose to lead for myself.

So, here goes everything!


God is within her, she will not fall!

– Psalm 46:5

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4 thoughts on “Simplicity Simplified

  1. Good post Barb. I wish I could simplify but I am of the half of the world who are materialistic. And that’s OK. It’s who I am and I accept that. I guess I am just a junk junkie. Lol! Glad you are blogging again. Come visit me at


    1. Thanks for your comment, Deb. We all have to live the lifestyle that is right for us. Keep blogging about your passions too! I will visit your posts soon as well!

  2. For me, I took the approach of breaking down into parts and decide on what resonate with me. Check out my post on What is Simplicity? I am working on it and enjoying the experience ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thanks Audrey. I did some journaling this morning and it was fairly easy to pick out what I know is important to me. I was even able to break it down into sections. Now it’s time to prioritize and get to it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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