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
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