It's Wishcasting Wednesday so the gorgeous soul Jamie Ridler is inviting us to cast our wishes into the universe. Today Jamie asks, "What inspiration do you wish to follow?"
As usual, Jamie somehow touched on what I've been thinking about lately. The dreamboard I recently created included the phrase "inspiration for positive change."
I wish to follow the inspiration of simplicity. I have always loved keeping things simple, but now with a growing family, life and our home feel messy, full, and unnecessarily complicated. In my single days it was easy to keep things simple. With a family, it's not just me bringing things in the house. It's not just my schedule to follow.
For the past month I have been meeting with a simple living group where we have had wonderful discussions about time, money, what it means to live simply, and what we can do in our current home and community life. It has been wonderful to exchange ideas, discuss challenges, and just spend time in conversation with other local women.
Now I want to go beyond decluttering (though I want to continue that, too). I want to be more mindful of getting back to basics, of contributing to my local economy, of making meals with especially delicious good quality ingredients. I am finally patronizing the local farm markets and looking for local butchers. I am spending less time with television and more time with my home, my yard, my family, my church, and my journal.
I wish to get back to basics and inspire others to do the same. Who's with me?