SIMPLICITY

July 10, 2012

The past few days I've been a tad under the weather which for the most part has kept me away from the internet.  I've talked a bit about this in the past but man oh man, stepping away from the things that cause you stress (accidentally or not) is so good.  You know what I continue to learn every time this happens? The world carries on. What a wonderful thing to realize.  Sometimes it's okay to not have 80,000 things on your plate every day.  Sometimes letting go of things and if that means accepting a little less money too, is okay. Everything is always okay in the end.  I've always been a firm believer that happiness and quality of life far outweigh financial and career success.  I think as long as Nick and I are always supportive of one another, able to pay our mortgage, feed ourselves, and still have a little extra for fun, we're so good.  It's so funny to me, as I reflect on the past 10 years of my life how drastically my mind has shifted.  10 years ago I wanted nothing more than a mega successful career at  PR firm in Los Angeles.  Ha! It sounds so insane today.  Why did I want that? There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting that kind of life but I've just learned so much about what makes me happy over the years that it's funny to think that at one time I thought this LA dream was it.  Today my mind is all about simplicity.  I want to be barefoot in my house cooking breakfast and making coffee, sometimes being lazy, sometimes working my butt off on the things I'm passionate about.  I want to spend more time at home than at some office or workplace.  I want to swing on my porch swing and feel contentment.  I want to raise a family.  I guess I'm just growing up.....

5 COMMENTS:

  1. Lovely, lovely. I wrote about similar things today - how much my dreams have changed over the years. It is good.
    -L

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  2. I can't tell you HOW MUCH I love this! P.S. I'm reading this as I'm barefoot eating lunch while my sweet toddler naps...

    <3

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  3. I so agree with this philosophy, and it is such a beautiful piece of writing. I definitely think that happiness and quality of life are more important than financial gain. At the moment my boyfriend and I are living very simply but so happily and it is just lovely.

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  4. can i get an amen up in here?!

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  5. such beautiful dreams! and i love your shoes so much!

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