I started this blog with the intent of sharing the ways I attempt to live a more slow and simple life. I was making huge changes in my life by way of clean eating, exercising, mindful parenting and the like, and I was passionate about it all. I wanted to share all.the.things. Yet somewhere along the way life ebbed and flowed, I felt less passionate, less inspired to share and less desire to write.
That brings us here, to right now.
I’ve had a blog for YEARS – I started one in high school as a project in either 2001 or 2002. I continued blogging on and off but this blog is the first blog I’ve had that was supposed to be intentional with it’s content. When I started it I dreamt of having a calendar full of ideas, generating content and “making it big” in the blog world. Obviously none of that has happened! I’m actually continually surprised by the little bit of traffic I get considering how lack-lustre my efforts have been in recent years.
Here’s what I’m beginning to understand about myself:
- Writing is something I love to do. It’s therapeutic and necessary for my own internal processing.
- I really don’t do well with constraints, limitations, expectations etc. in writing but more so just generally in life. When I write I want the freedom to write whatever flows out of my fingertips.
So it is with all of this I come today to say – I’m going to write whatever and whenever I feel like it. I’m not going to limit myself to “simple living” and I’m not going to be paralyzed by the completely made up need for a content calendar. I’ve never been good at being anyone but myself and I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to realize this.
With the amount of time I have on my hands I think I’ll be here more often – but again I’m not going to promise or commit to anything at all!
I hope you are all having an amazing weekend, I look forward to more sharing of ideas and stories in the near future!