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!

Household Chores, Simple Living

My Kind of Day

To most people lack of sunshine is a real downer, but being a true introvert I absolutely love a cool, overcast, rainy day! I mean unless it’s a bad storm or something. I’m just talking about a calm rain with some thunder and the best part that nice cool breeze. You know the breeze we wish we had in the sweltering summer months! I would say nothing is better, but me and my husband both love the Fall most of all and even though it’s kind of the same weather it’s always better in the OCT!☔🎃🍃 Either way a spring rain is something very beautiful and is almost always followed by sunshine which then glistens off of everything around. 

Just laying around sounds great on a day like this but I love when the air comes in while I’m washing the dishes. Which definitely helps me a lot since this is not one of my favorite household chores. I’d much rather be doing laundry on most days. But at the same time I’d never want to own a dishwasher. I know weird right!? But to me dishwashers just don’t fall into my idea of simple living and it’s just another expensive thing that would cost way too much to replace or have fixed. 

Other than rain there isn’t much going on here today, I’m just thankful it isn’t one of the rough Monday’s that like to roll over into Monday number two aka: Tuesday!!  Today is relaxing and tomorrow is back to business and most likely grocery shopping.

 Fun Fun Fun. 

 I pray that you all are having as good of a Monday as I am… We Just gotta learn to be content with little and be glad we are alive to enjoy the simple things. Like laying in bed with the window open listening to the rain.

 Little Blessings Count, God is Good Always