I gravitate toward others who are seeking betterment and a more fulfilled life. It’s what I really want when I think about it: to live a life that is so optimal that I can more enjoy more of what matters most – honoring God, spending time with my son, growing a life with my love, nurturing relationships with my friends & family, serving others, and creating meaningful and beautiful memories. That’s why I am so enamored by Emily Ley and her mantra of living a simplified life.
After reading Grace, Not Perfection and A Simplified Life, I was determined to declutter my life, in all areas. I deleted all unnecessary apps from my phone, silenced unnecessary alerts, organized everything I could, and unsubscribed to more emails than I could’ve imagined I signed up for. I got rid of clothes, shoes, accessories, stationary, office supplies, toys; I scaled back my spending and optimized paying bills and saving. I even started examining my own behaviors and relationships.
Slowly but surely, I have been living a more fulfilled life. Even though life will always have struggles and I will fail, I know that my purpose is greater than my stumbling. I can get back up again and trust that there is a plan for my life – I just have to keep moving forward. Staying focused takes a lot of work but luckily, there are quite a few wonderful, inspirational people out there, like Emily, so check out the Simplified blog! One of my favorite things is the Weekly Top Ten, which reviews things that brought Emily and the team at Simplified joy over the past week.