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The Simple Life...

October 8th, 2009 at 09:25 pm

As I watch HGTV like a fashionista reads the latest copy of Vogue, I got to thinking about what I want my life to be...and I think that I am the kind of person who wants the simple things in life.

Yes, it is true, that when I want to de-stress or think of better times, I often think about places I have visited. Most of the time, when I think about where I have visited, it makes me smile and still be shocked and amazed about it....like, wow, lil ole me went to a different country. It may not be a big deal to a lot of people, but to me it is. I think I have gone places that my family hasn't and those memories really help me in a lot of ways.

Now, to me, a simple life would be a neatly organized home....weekends filled with trips to the local cafe, a good book to read, and a nice latte. I am not in need of things being extravagant or anything like that.

A simple life would be having children. Having my own kids and running errands in a min-van, keeping an orderly house. To me, that would be absolutely lovely.

For most of my life I have never questioned why I have experienced what I have. I have just accepted it as a part of life. I find myself now often having to deal with how I feel about the things and way I want my life to be, and the way it currently is.

Oddly, I feel that this time in my life, is one of the harder ones financially, that I have experienced as an adult (a whole different story when I was younger). Even when I made less money, I had less debt, and I had more resources (whether it be family, credit cards, savings, etc.) to help me with buying things, and even though I was short on my budget, I had more options to help me with whatever I was short. Now, I don't have that help so much, so I am a bit more stressed than before.

I know I just need to keep plugging along and things will get better. Right now, I just find that at times I really worry about having a simple life. I know I am blessed that I have food to eat, shelter, a great job, and loving family and friends. I just worry about the simple life that I envision for myself.

3 Responses to “The Simple Life...”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    That tickles me that you imagine the mini-van. Smile I was fortunate to have a motherhood that did not involve too much in the way of errands and kid transportation. You've heard of the slow food movement? How about slow parenting?

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hehe, I too yearn for a simple life. I think I largely have it, though a lot of things are still up in the air. In any case, I hear ya!

  3. Avery Says:

    What other people say,everybody like to live in a simply like,if you can have a simply you need to treat it as a bless from the God,for the rest of us,the only we could do is forward ahead,life is hard,we can not forget it.

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