My absence has been longer than usual, but more needed than ever. This time of year it seems everyone is making goals, or resolutions for the fancier folks, but at this point I have not put any pen to paper or fingers to keys with any goals of my own in mind, none specifically for the new year at least.
Rather, I have been spending my time reading, spending time with family, antiquing with my fella, catching up with friends, and thinking, there is always plenty of thinking. Thinking about how I surround myself with objects that carry stories, a deer to remind me to simplify and a cow that reminds me of my late grandma, these objects each providing me with something I need. Thinking about simplifying by slowing down, taking each day as it comes, and remembering what is important to me, and maybe more importantly, what is not.
My jaw drops at realizing how much time I have spent clicking on blogs that at the end of the day hold no true value to me, not a value greater than the time I could be focusing on my own creativity and my own living. So, I have once again narrowed things down, trying to focus on my self, my thoughts, my own projects, while keeping my favorite blogs just a click away, the blogs where I feel the time trade-off to be beneficial, whether it be in being inspired, creating friendships, or any other number of things which enhance my life rather than detract from it. This practice comes highly recommended, even if it means your choosing to not visit me during your valuable free time. After all, there are animals to love, loaves of bread to be baked, and purple cows to be acquired.
Love and Reflection,