When I looked at the core of what makes me the person I am, I found the biggest part is not only my faith but my family. I am at my happiest when I am being creative making things for my family and making fantastic memories with my children that they will cherish for the rest of their lives. No matter what life journeys I travel down I have to make room to create these memories to be true to my core.
Now I know what makes me who I am and what’s important to me, I need to stop accumulating stuff to embrace simplicity. This not only means the possessions I accumulate around me in my home and through the work I do with Mommy Emu (which I am continuously decluttering) but also the stuff I accuminate to keep my self busy and preoccupied. All that stuff I fill my diary up with that I don’t really enjoy doing but I feel we have to do in order to keep other people happy or I feel if I don’t do it then no one else will. By letting go of this stuff I have started to experience a freedom and simplicity like never before.
This new found confidence I have found through going back to basics and fully embracing simplicity has helped me through the last few weeks when my husband had to take a step back from work while waiting to have a heart operation and our lives being turned upside down from the way we knew it. Instead of spending Christmas worrying about how we are going to survive, I spent my time creating new memories with our children and creating new family Christmas traditions and a very happy little family.
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Is 2015 going to be your year of embracing simplicity?