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Too often I find myself thinking ‘It will all be fine when…”  Do you ever have those moments?  So frustrating.  Why isn’t it fine now?  Why can’t I be content in the now?  I’m learning so much right now to be happy with the now, to live in the now, to enjoy the now.  If we are constantly chasing the greener pasture or trying to cross everything off of your to-do list before you relax, you will never get there!

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I’m almost thru a book (Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students:  Helping Kids Cope with Explosive Feelings), and it has taught me so much about myself.  I’m such a planner and sometimes for me that means I need to cross everything off of my ‘list’ before I can have fun, because having fun before hand would be wrong.  Whether I want to admit it or not, I kind of lived and die by that logic, and I know that I shouldn’t.  I’m learning day by day to relax, let go, and enjoy the now.  These babies are only babies once, and I don’t want to miss a thing.  My laundry can wait, can I get an AMEN?

In being challenged to live in the now and be content, I’ve found myself yearning to live simply.  Our current lease is up in 2 months and the hunt has begun for a new place to call home…which of course begs the conversation..how much is too much?  What do we really need?  When we packed up and moved to NYC, it was a huge purging to streamline our belongings.  So far, I can’t think of much that I wish we still had, and I honestly can’t remember most of what we got rid of.  It does feel a bit odd that we had our own home, fully furnished, and have lightened the load significantly – but maybe that’s the point.

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I’m excited to move into our next home, whether it be our forever home or just for a season.  I’m thankful for fresh perspective on what type of ‘stuff’ I really need to fill my home with.  I’m thankful that through this season of change and discipline, has come an appreciation for simplicity.  While we could purchase a home that is well beyond our needs, is it necessary?  I don’t know.  Does this mean we should live in a studio apartment with two kids? Probably not, but I think the point is, would my heart be okay with that if we were supposed to?  Simply put, I want to live simply so I can simply live!

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PS – Photog friends of ours(responsible for these awesome photos of my family) just started an awesome blog called Splendidly Simple.  It’s all about living a simple life and enjoying it! Head over and follow along.

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