What do you think of when I mention the words Simple Living?
What I am striving for and feel passionate about is simple living, making room for what matters most. Here's what I mean.
There are lessons in life that we all are here to learn. Because of health issues from late-stage Lyme Disease, I have learned a lot of hard lessons and have become passionate as I fight for better health and a better life.
As defined by Wikipedia
Simple living encompasses a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one's lifestyle. These may include, for example, reducing one's possessions, generally referred to as minimalism, or increasing self-sufficiency. Simple living may be characterized by individuals being satisfied with what they have rather than want. Although asceticism generally promotes living simply and refraining from luxury and indulgence, not all proponents of simple living are ascetics. Simple living is distinct from those living in forced poverty, as it is a voluntary lifestyle choice.
Adherents may choose simple living for a variety of personal reasons, such as spirituality, health, increase in quality time for family and friends, work–life balance, personal taste, financial sustainability, frugality, or reducing stress. Simple living can also be a reaction to materialism and conspicuous consumption. Some cite socio-political goals aligned with the environmentalist, anti-consumerist or anti-war movements, including conservation, degrowth, social justice, and tax resistance.
Now, I cannot say that I identify with all of this description, but it is generally how I feel about life, my passion. People are not experiencing joy like they should because they are obsessed with being like everyone else, obtaining "stuff" that others have.
When you simplify your life, you make room for things that matter most. You do reduce stress. You have more time. You have more energy. You have more space. You save money. You can be eco-conscious.
As this blog has evolved, I have found my truest passion lies in helping others learn to live more simply. It is a lot of work at first, I'm not going to lie. However, once you are organized, you can concentrate on upkeep and spending time on memories.
Follow along with this journey and your greatest reward will be space. Space for what matters most.