09 June 2014

Those beautiful simple moments: a makeover!



Changes. Change is good! Although it wasn't anticipated, after a while I realized I needed to buy my own domain and after researching/feeling what best reflects where I want to take this site-what I want to express-I thought of what's most important to me.

Thoreau said 'As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.'

All I can think of right now is how much I value simplicity. Simplicity is actually a complex thing if you think about it as we have all complicated our lives so much that it's hard to know what really matters, what really needs to be done. I am in a constant battle for where my attention should be. I want it to be on my daughter, my husband, and my writing & photography yet I'm struggle to contain my mind as it wanders.

...which is why in January I announced my word of the year was simplify.

Simplifying as much as possible ( starting with decluttering) has influenced my life so much that I want to make it the focus of the blog. Not on frugality. Not on necessarily buying less ( although I do believe our purchases should matter and help the world). But on valuing what matters most and enjoying life.

I lost my Dad out of the blue when I was 19. It caused me years of trying to find myself and my identity. My husband helped me recover my love for life, and my daughter took that even further. I realize more than ever the importance of my family and valuing my unconventional, artistic nature. 

I truly cannot wait to continue this blogging journey with you. I'm so happy you are here!

-Elizabeth

6 comments:

  1. I have been really feeling a pull toward simplifying lately too. I feel like today's world continues to tell us we need more but I think we need to learn to declutter and focus on the important. Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. I like the new layout! Bright, clean, simple, straight lines. Simplicity, simplify, simple. These words make me feel so light!

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  3. I'm so happy that you like it! :)

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  5. Beautifully said Elizabeth! I adore the new direction and look forward to hearing more about simplicity, what a wonderful thing!

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