Next week I'm going to share a short series of ways we like to keep it simple. Who knows- maybe you'll see something you'd like to try. Maybe you'll know a way to do things better. Maybe you'll think we're off our rocker. Stop back by to see.
Friday, September 29, 2017
Keeping It Simple
How do you define simple? I like to think of it as the opposite of complicated. Complicated to me is confusion, chaos, and downright tiresome. Simple is peaceful, calming, and rewarding. I know lots of folks who seem to think that in order to be simple, they have to give up modern conveniences. In some instances I agree, but not always. I believe that each individual has to find their own balance of old and new. I also think that finding the balance is important, but tricky. There is no "right" or "wrong" way to find happiness in a simple lifestyle. On this journey of learning about sustainability, I've had many trials of finding what works for me. And despite my best efforts, I haven't got where I want to be yet. But the trip has been so worth it. If someone had told me ten years ago that one day I would be milking my own goat, I would have laughed while I showed them the shelf full of non-fat ultra-pasteurized "fortified" dairy products in my fridge. But maybe skim milk is your thing. Maybe you ride a bicycle or horse everywhere you go. Maybe you sew all your own clothing. Maybe you butcher your own alligators for supper. There are just so many things!