You know…it’s the time of year when we think ahead. But I feel like I’m behind already and why do I feel bad about that? How can I only have begun and feel worse than I did a few days ago.
The whole goal thing I love; I love thinking and planning because naturally I get distracted and my life can trickle along and things get lost in the process. So, yes…goals are great, I need them. They focus and make me more productive. But I also slightly hate them. I hate that I feel I never quite live up to the mark and am always struggling to get through my list, sometimes doing things half of how I should, just to get them ticked off my list. So instead, my thoughts of how to lead a more simple, more dependent life. That I might head in the right direction.
To practise living slow. To embrace what I can. To notice the little things and dwell on the important stuff.
To practise keeping life simple. To clear the unnecessary clutter from our home and the many meaningless thoughts that pervade my mind which only lead to worry and fear.
Where I can I am going to do the jobs that are nearest. To give myself fully to a task and do it well before I move on…even if it slows me down.
To be open to ‘anything’. I am currently reading this book by Jennie Allen and completely inspired by living a life of freedom and being open to where God guides.
Trusting that along the way I’ll live life in a more ‘present’ way. I’ll still write many lists and keep my to-do diary in an effort to make myself a more organised person but I don’t want to feel overwhelmed by them…that they define who I am and how I often fail.
I love that you dip in and join me here from time to time. This space which I’ve grown to love whether no-one reads or not. Not meant to lay out some kind of ‘way to do’ life but simply a record of who we are; the things we have a go at and that are important to us. Taking a bit of time to photograph them and keep them here as a future record for our girls. That they can look back and see what we did, made and thought. A glimpse of our life in the here and now.
2016, we’re ready for you…whatever you may hold!