Friday, September 24, 2010
Blogging and Simple Living...?
I find blogging very relaxing and I love going to other blogs and seeing creativity overflowing. I wish I had more time to devote to blogging, but I am in the middle of living my life, hahaha! It's kind of a theme I've been seeing all over the blog world lately. People are taking a hiatus and letting their blogs wait for them until they can catch up with themselves. I am stunned at how much energy people can put into their blogs--they have beautiful sites and I just wonder where they find the time??? I have four kids in three different levels of school and I just am exhausted by the end of the night. I love going to blogs where older and wiser and gentler ladies give wonderful advice about slowing down and living simply. As much as I love the outlet of blogging, sometimes it just doesn't fit into a simple lifestyle!!!! I guess it comes down to what stage of life you're in and what your priorities are. I truly admire those of you out there who can "do it all." I'm just not one of those people!
I truly believe it's priorities that lead us to a simpler lifestyle. I think that personality may come into play as well. I'm the type of person that can live in the middle of nowhere and be perfectly happy. I have friends who cannot function unless they are on the phone with someone or must be in the presence of other people constantly. I don't think those kinds of people blog, LOL! And that's ok because we're all different and have different needs. To me, simplicity is a calm, quiet life where I can hear myself think and not have the pull of a thousand different functions to go to. I can say "no" and not feel any guilt over it. I focus on my family and make sure their needs are met, whether it's food, clothing, a hug or a kiss. I try to take care of myself and read a good book and fit in exercise where I can. Simplicity can mean so many things to so many different people. How do you define it??? Is it hard for you to blog while you're trying to maintain your life?
I'd love to hear your thoughts...