October 6, 2009
About a month ago I wrote a post called simple living myths. At the time there was a lot of blogger discussion (in my internet world) about the complexities of simple living, natural living, sustainable living. Yada yada... whatever you want to call it. Looking back I think the collision of summer and fall precipitates a lot of extra work and stress in people's lives, even those of us trying to live simply. After all, late summer is the peak of harvest, not to mention the start of shifting rhythms and routines even for us homeschooling slackers!
My internet world has been quiet lately on the subject of living the good life struggles. Maybe everybody has it all figured out now! More likely however is that we're all in our fall groove, having passed through the turmoil of late summer. Regardless I've been saving posts about the challenges (or lack thereof for some people) of simple living in my google reader to put together this "simple living isn't so simple" sweet stuff post. And yes you read that photo right. This was supposed to be posted in September but I got behind and I'm ok with that. So I left the photo as is.
Sorry if I missed someone who wrote some wicked awesome (speaking like a Mainer now) synopsis (ha!) on the simple life.
If I can take away one phrase from all these posts that I read and enjoyed it's this:
Simple is different for everyone (and often not so simple), focus on your priorities (forget the rest), enjoy this journey and be kind to others and yourself along the way.
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