Changing Seasons

Seasons are a part of life.  Spring flows into summer, which eases into Fall, which in turn heads into Winter only to ease once again into Spring.

Seasons illustrate for us the ebb and flow of life.

In the same way, seasons happen in our personal lives.  Toddling children move quickly into the teen years and then ever so subtle slipping into young adulthood.

We have our own passing of seasons here at the Simplified Life.  Our oldest is graduating high school while our others are speeding into high school and all the busyness of those years.

As a mom it makes me nostalgic to look back at old photos and read through the memories etched into baby books.  I know that there must be a conscious letting go on my part if my girls are going to continue to grow into the young ladies and women God intended them to be.

It’s the same with other areas of my life.   I must let go of one thing in order to let growth happen in another.

Here at the Simplified Life I find myself in this kind of season – not only with my children and family but with my creating and writing.  When I started this blog back in 2014 I didn’t know how long it would continue.  Back then it was a way to mark our very real simplifying journey.

And I have learned so much from this time.  As I look back over the timeline from the last few years of life I see just how far I have come in learning to say no, so that I can say Yes to the more important.  I’ve also learned a ton about getting rid of stuff and learning what our true needs and wants are.

We have traveled far in paying down debt and are on track to be debt free next year.  It has come with it’s share of sacrifices but I know reaching that goal will mean so much for our family going forward.

The last two years have also been a journey of self discovery for me personally.  I have purposefully set aside time to dig deep into my dreams, goals and life plan.  I have finally taken time to care properly for my health and today feel healthier than I have in years.

Now, in this new season I also find myself also on the verge of a new and exciting business venture.  A venture that marries my love of being an entrepreneur with work that is tangible in nature.

However, in order to get this new business off the ground it’s going to require a certain amount of time and energy from me which means the time and energy I have been putting into this space needs to take a back seat for awhile.   A little later, when there is more “meat and bones” on this new venture, I hope to come back and share it in this space.

In the meantime, the Simplified Life site will remain available to my readers to access the different articles here.  I am also going to leave you with my recommendations of other voices that are speaking wonderfully into the space of Simple Living.  Make sure to visit them and see what inspiration and encouragement they have to offer.

The Art Of Simple – Tsh Oxiender

Becoming Minimalist – Joshua Becker

Keeping It Simple,

Victoria

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