authentic life; these are all terms you have probably heard for years. Why did you start hearing these terms? Most likely, like me, you were seeking out
some miracle way for your weeks and months to slow down, for a little less
hectic responsibility in the everyday so that you could enjoy life a little
more rather than get through your to-do list again.
that simple living lifestyle that I had when I was growing up. Of course that partly could have been that
the first apartment my husband and I lived in after we were married had flooded
and I was tired of such a long commute every.single.day.
but all the stress that I had been feeling for several months finally broke
out. I didn’t want the fast paced life
anymore, I wanted to slow down. We moved
back to Maine.
needs to move to Maine in order to achieve a slower lifestyle, although it is a
beautiful state, even delivering on a 5th season every year – mud
season. You can absolutely live in the
city and find freedom in simplicity!
important thing, and in retrospect they really were not important at all, but
it felt like if they were not done you would be failing somehow.
of? Do you think of a farm with animals
and a large garden where you grow all of your own food? Do you think of lots
of time outdoors in nature? Do you think
of a tiny house and minimalism?
gardening, chickens, and possibly cute little pygmy goats; back to the
land. However, when I started to take on
that lifestyle, it reminded me that lifestyle was not necessarily simple
either. It obviously will cause you to
slow down, tending a garden requires that you slow down and pay attention, but
it didn’t give me the freedom I was expecting – because I still needed to tend
to the garden and to the chickens.
define simple living as authentically living your life without apology. Making your own path, and cutting out the
noise. It is making the decision to cut out everything that you feel is unimportant so that you can make room for all the things that are important.
freedom in simplicity does not have to look so different.
does simplicity look like to you?
Find the entire 31 Days of Finding Freedom in Simplicity series here.