A couple of years ago I was living a hectic, fast-paced life. Like so many women in the world, I was trying to juggle a demanding career, being a mum to two beautiful small children, a wife to a wonderful man, and friend to many. I was constantly struggling to fit everything in and it was taking its toll on me.
That was 18 months ago. Since then I have changed my life, or rather simplified it. I left my job, re-trained to be a life coach, and have begun to really slow down and live a more simple, gentle life.
I have rekindled my love of gardening and intend to grow my own as much as possible this year! (In the mean time I have an organic veg box delivery each week – more on this on my recipes page!) I have started to meditate and practice yoga, in my own unique way! Last year I taught myself to use a sewing machine and this year I have learned to crochet.
I’m fortunate enough to be able to be at the school gates every day, and share my love of being in the garden with my little girl, and in the kitchen with both my children.
There are still days when I find myself thinking in the ‘old, habitual’ way; one of rushing to get things done, or feeling like I ‘should’ or ‘ought’ to be doing this, that or the other. But I’ve learnt that a simple life doesn’t mean not being busy, rather when you feel yourself spinning into busyness, it’s about catching that, and consciously slowing down a little. To me, a simple life means making sure that I focus on the truly important things to me and my family. It’s about appreciating what I have, getting my hands dirty, eating well, and making the time to relax and be present. I’m a work in progress. And that’s OK.
I do so hope you enjoy my blog about learning to live a simple, gentle life. If this lifestyle and way of being resonates with you, do say hello.
It’s lovely to meet you, Elizabeth xx[If you would like to know more about my life coaching, then pop over to my website Tomorrow Blossoms xx}