My transition from cluttered to simple living.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Last night I woke at 2 usual time for sorting out the world's problems. Usually, it is a time when I struggle with relationship issues, but last night was different. I blogged. Had I been wiser, I would have got up and put my thoughts to paper and then let them go until morning. I didn't, and spent the next two hours thinking about why I blog, is my title appropriate and have I made any gains. So...for those who happen upon this site, the following may not interest you...or maybe you wrestle with some of the same issues I do at 2 am, and maybe it will.

When I was in my teens, I wrestled with questions that went unanswered... questions like "Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? What next?" Along came my children, and my mind was busied with raising them and dealing with their many questions. Alas, they are on their own now, and again, I ponder those same questions that haunted my teens. For the most part, I thought I knew who I was. I was a mom raising three children on my own. That was my purpose in life, I felt. With their absence from the nest, I have to ask myself, "What's next?"

Not too long ago I was asked why I blog. Well.. for one, I like to write and I now have time... The second reason ties in with the title of this blog. My life is cluttered, both internally and externally, and in order to find a new direction, I have to sort out and dispose of, and find a new way. I blog therefore to give voice to the thoughts that at times, disturb my sleep. I blog to experiment with a more mindful way of living. I blog to commune with people who are on the same new path. I blog to document my journey.

I read the news. I know about peak oil, water shortages, consumerism and air pollution. I know that by returning to those ways of our grandparents much of those problems will be alleviated. And so, I strive to do my best to walk lightly and be more conscious of my footprint.

What have I gained? I have met many wonderful like- minded people through blogging. I have slowed down...a little. I spend less and am disposing of more. I am mindful of what I eat, and the cost of putting what I eat on my plate. I am becoming more self reliant and I find I am returning to the simple life.

I was raised when things were less complicated, and more easily understood... a time when priorities were not difficult to recognize, and a time when people were more important than things. These are my roots and to this way of thinking and living, I journey.

So please understand when I don't seem to have a direction or a purpose in my blog. I AM heading in the right direction...

1 comment:

  1. The blog is yours to do what you want....
    you don't ever have to apologize.
    That is what is so neat about being able to do it.
    And sometimes? Someone understands and comments back...