Thankfully, it's a new year. I've heard from many people around the world, in person as well as on-line, that 2013 was a crummy year. Of course for some I've heard it was a good year. For Americans there was a lot of uncertainty as our government shut down, thankfully for only a couple of weeks.
Then the weather decided to go all haywire, and still is. The east coast and Midwest are being hammered with snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Now in the Northwest the H1N1 are causing troubles, already causing two deaths, for people. Do I sound like a paranoid person where everything is out to get me? Lol.
All of the issues within 2013 made my husband and I realize how dependant we were on the community and government for how we live. And we realized how hectic our life was with those connections. We were racing around from store to store, doctor to doctor, schools to schools so that by the time we had any time to sit and relax we were exhausted.
What happened to the good days where you went where you needed to, like the doctor, but you life wasn't hectic and you could breath without someone yelling at you or pushing you aside. You cared. You loved what you did. You loved your home you did anything you could to keep it.
And that's when we decided we need to slow down and decided to move back to simplicity. Within that vein we are turning our little piece of heaven in the city, ok suburbs, into a homestead. Complete with chickens, growing our fruit and veggies and maybe eventually Pygmy goats which can give milk. I'll be blogging about our adventure into a simpler life on my website, www.maepen.weebly.com, Moving Back to Simplicity.
What does simplicity mean to you? Is there something you wished you could do, but aren't sure how?