Simple Living

What if all I want is a small, slow, simple life? What if I am most happy in the space of inbetween? Where calm lives.

Krista O’Reilly Davi-Digui

For the last few years, I have really felt the pull to slow down, to simplify life. The older I get the less I feel the need to create a big life or one that is full of noise.

I’m happiest at home, with the kids, the animals, my books and paints. I’d be quite happy to hibernate all winter long!

Don’t get me wrong – I love adventures. Road trips discovering new forests to walk through, camping in the summer, small festivals, wild swimming, and exploring the world around me. I’m just not so keen on getting caught up in other people’s drama, big cities, noise, and consumerism.

I’ve slowly cut out all that doesn’t fill me up, choosing to spend my time with the people I love, doing things that I love.

A little late, but this weekend I finally got my sloe gin underway. The boys helped me pick the sloes a few weeks ago and they’ve been sitting in the freezer waiting to get myself into gear! Finally, they are soaking and should just be ready in time for Christmas Gifting!

I’ve just started a new course, studying my Level 2 in Counselling, I started counseling training when ORen was a baby, but with being a single parent, home-edding, working, and just trying to stay sane it was too much! Now Oren is older I’m hoping that I can squeeze the time in to study! I’m yearning for a change of profession, something less online and more person-orientated. After twenty years of putting being a parent above everything, it’s time to remember my dreams and chase after them.

I’m still dreaming of a small cottage in the woods – maybe in a few years when I have less children at home, and I don’t need so much space. A little studio room so I can spend more time painting, a garden to grow veg and for my chickens to run about. A stream for me to paddle my toes.

A girl can dream!

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