Simple Living

Just Another Daydream: A list of loves and fails.

Sometimes I struggle to decide what I really want in life, it seems like others have their stuff together and have at least one thing they are good at and stick with it… but for me it’s always been a bunch of half baked ideas that never actually make it past the preparation stage. I have a lot of varying interests and my mind is often scattered between them all.

 How in the world can I organize my mind and focus on what really matters to me most?

Homesteading has been one of these crazy interests I’ve had for a few years now but in reality I don’t even like the outdoors that much and I’m always thinking about things to do or pinning them to my Pinterest boards knowing well enough they will never happen either due to lack of funds or skill or both. I swear sometimes I just feel like I love the idea of something but it’s not really “Me” My imagination has been this way since I was young, never actually fulfilling any of my so called dreams or hobbies, also being an introverted, stuck inside my own head kind of person makes planning an easy fun activity but exhausting when the time comes to fulfill those plans.

I don’t even know why I try sometimes because it’s just going to fail.

A Simple life isn’t synonymous with an easy one! But it can be easier with the right mindset.

I need to learn to be more realistic with what I expect of myself and not compare my life with all the blogs and pages of my interests.

Finding yourself is hard especially when you don’t stand out from the crowd nor do you wish to.

I don’t hate being different but I want to be true to myself and not try to do things that I’m not actually good at.

Things I love to do:

  • Being a Mom
  • Cook
  • Clean (Not always, but sometimes a loved activity.)
  • Read
  • Write
  • Take pictures
  • Study the Bible
  • Take walks
  • Watch and listen to and feed birds
  • Give advice/help others when I can
  • Listen to music… (Sometimes)
  • Nintendo… (Never have time for.)

Things I thought I’d like doing but failed miserably at:

  • Homesteading
  • Gardening
  • Sewing/crochet
  • selling my photography
  • Auto mechanics (old high school dream)
  • Starting my own business
  • Owning a pizza shop (far out there dream that would never happen)
  • Getting organized!
  • Driving


What are some of your interests?

Do they match up with what you actually do?

Hopefully I’m not alone!

4 thoughts on “Just Another Daydream: A list of loves and fails.

  1. I like a number of things that you do, but cleaning is not one of them. Actually, I like everything else on your list. I play a word game on my phone, not Nintendo. I wish I would play the piano 15 minutes a day, but I hardly ever get around to it. There is something I’d love to do and probably won’t. I’d love to learn to play the hammered dulcimer. It’s too expensive to buy, and I don’t know that I’d set aside the time to practice.

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    1. You most likely would not, it would probably sit around like my sewing machine does. I wouldn’t know what that even was if I hadn’t seen it on a kids show once. Very cool instrument which reminds me I use to be obsessed with the violin and I never picked it up. Probably should have been on my fail list too lol.


      1. Let’s not expand our fail lists. I always meant to write descants for the Christmas carols we sang every year in church. There were 25 years when I failed to do it. Oh, well. Some failures are more spectacular than others.

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