There has been a lot of writing, thinking, planning, failing, successes- that have brought me to this point, where I am finally doing, what I have been wanting to do, living simply. It’s funny, we can want something, or at least think we want something, but until we are finally ready, that is only when change will occur. Sometimes we are forced into that change, and it doesn’t have to be a bad thing! I have had some life events happen recently that make me wish I would have listened to myself a long time ago. What it all comes down to, is having good health, a control on your finances, taking care of the ones you love and being kind to yourself, is what really matters. It is all fun and games, until you find your self wishing you would have saved a little more money or not spent so many nights lazy on the couch drinking too much wine. Guilty. The thing about life, is that, typically, everything will work out. As long as you give it your best shot and try to plan a little for the what is yet to come, all should be OK. Life can be hard sometimes, but we find the strength to get through even the toughest situations. Out of those moments, we may even learn more about ourselves, that we never knew we had in us.
With that said, I have been living life more simply and it feels great. As soon as I get paid, I have been putting money in a savings fund, no matter the amount. I have been eating healthy meals and exercised at least 30 minutes, everyday. I haven’t had any alcohol in two weeks and have been sleeping better than ever. Rather than spending my extra money on shopping and spa treatments, I have added that money to my savings. It is amazing how much those things add up! I have taken control over my choices and have seen amazing results already.
Whatever it is, that you have been wanting to do, I suggest you get started and just do it! If there has been something pulling at your heartstrings, it will never go away. At least give it a shot! You never know where your thoughts may take you!