Somewhere along the way this past year I fell off the simplicity train and got a bit off track. In all honesty I de-railed! Many people have contacted me and wondered if I was still blogging. I was especially touched by this. Yes, I’m still blogging but since I allowed the last several months to become so chaotic I felt in all honesty that I had nothing to say.
How could I be writing about simplicity and seeing wealth in a different light when my life was in turmoil. In hindsight it probably would have been helpful to have blogged about what I was going through because I’m sure many people could relate. But like I said I felt ridiculous writing about something I could barely practice myself.
Without going into all the gory details, I began to over-extend myself with commitments mainly work ones. The next thing I knew I felt like I had resorted back to those days in the last nineties when my life was one big chaotic mess. That was when I found out about the simple living movement and started reading online forums and books. I started to evaluate what was important to me and pared down my possessions. Life started to get easier and I was enjoying the journey.
Now that I have resigned from my job, taken several weeks off, and cruised with my husband to Mexico, I am back and excited about blogging again and the new directions that I’m exploring in my life. I am however going to change focus a bit (but not too much) and take this blog in the direction of health. Yes, health. It is now crystal clear to me that investing in my health is the best investment I can make.
Good health affects so many areas of our lives and healthy living is more than just diet and exercise. Healthy living encompasses our relationships, what we do for a living and our general outlook on life and what it means to be human. You get the picture. So going forward I will be exploring all different kinds of topics and how they relate to investing in one of our greatest assets in this lifetime-our health!
(If you’d like to read more about living simply and changing the way you think about wealth please consider reading my book which is available in paperback or Kindle: REDEFINING THE MEANING OF WEALTH: DISCOVERING PROSPERITY AND FORTUNE IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE.