When Simplifying Life Isn’t Simple & 4 Ways To Jumpstart The Process

When Simplifying Life Isn't Simple & 4 Ways To Jumpstart The Process

Ironic isn’t it?  The fact that getting our lives to a simplified state is not exactly simple.  Often, it’s anything but simple. It can feel complicated, messy and overwhelming.

A few weeks ago I received a comment from a reader , responding to the post about our family living in my parents basement temporarily during our transition.  After editing out his colorful use of language, the comment came out something like this: “How in the world is that simple? Moving from one home, becoming landlords, disrupting the parents life and then moving into another house. Seriously! How is that simple?” 

I couldn’t agree more wholeheartedly!  The process of simplifying our lives is not simple.  Actually, it’s the complete opposite.  It’s hard work, physically, emotionally and even spiritually. Read more

A Simplified Life Is Not Always A Homesteading Life & Our Families Continuing Journey

Homesteading Life with LogoOften I think we make the assumption that a simplified life means a homesteading life.  While homesteading can lead to a simplified life, it doesn’t mean that pursuing a simplified life must lead to a homesteading life.

Learning to lead a simplified life is all about a conscious choice to live with less. Period.  It doesn’t matter if you have 100 acres, 5 acres or live in the suburbs or the heart of the city – you can lead a simplified life by making a conscious choice to do so.

For our family, we happen to already live on a farm, so part of simplifying life for us encompasses our homesteading choices.

However, it doesn’t make it easier to lead a simplified life.  I know plenty of homesteaders who’s life is anything but simple.  Read more