I’m not sure if it’s my age (I’m 44) mid-life, but
lately I have been longing for a more simple life. And frankly, I’m really not sure
what that looks like just yet. Does it have anything to do with where you live? How much
money you have? What you do for a living? How many kids you have, or don’t
have? I know people who live in small towns and they are just as
hectic as I am in the big city, so that’s not it. I know rich people who are frazzled,
and I know poor people who are frazzled. I don’t feel I am living a simple life
as much as I could, or should right now, but I am working on changing that in
the months and years ahead. What about you? What do you want? How do you want
to live your life? Are you living the life you want?
I know that the more stuff I acquire, or achieve, the more
un-simple life seems. I know that when I watch Leave it to Beaver or the Andy Griffith Show I love for a more simple life; life before cell
phones, email, video games, and social media. Trust me; I’m not dogging all these great tools
of technology that we all use and enjoy! And the "yester-years" weren't all perfect, I know that! But, there’s got to be a balance to it
all. And maybe it’s just me that is feeling this way, but I would assume that I
am not alone, and you too need to find the balance in it all too; the simple life.
I miss having more regular family meals around the dinner table, taking
walks in the park, baking pie, reading a good book, making homemade ice-cream, going fishing, taking bike rides,
playing catch, kicking cans, hanging out with good friends, etc. These are things I don't do enough of, and I am working on getting them
back into my life. I guess really what I need to do is slow down, eliminate
the clutter, and enjoy my life! Maybe you should too!