Last week, I told you about where we have been hanging out lately and what we have been doing. If you missed it, you can read more about it here.
I’m back to tell you about where this little family of mine is headed.
Hawaii? Iceland? Nairobi? Bollywood? Mexico? Maybe just to the mall to see Santa? Or the market for milk and bread?
Actually, we are headed down the road in pursuit of a simpler life. A life of intention.
Several years ago, it began by choice. We began evaluating our lifestyle and taking inventory of our choices. We started small and began revising some of our habits. We started by turning off our cable television. It was such an insane waste of time and finances. We were paying close to $200 a month for premium cable service and watching 1 hour of intentional television programming a week. Four hours of television a month was costing us close to $200. We were spending nearly $50 an hour to watch television. I don’t know about you but when we started doing the math we soon realized how insane that was. It wasn’t just the finances though. Television is a huge time suck and nothing but mind bending bubble gum programming for the most part. It has been years since we have had cable and I am pretty certain that we will never go back down that road again.
When we moved into our house a few years ago, we actually never hooked our television up. We went 6-12 months without any television at all. It was only during football season, nearing the Superbowl, that we caved and hooked the TV up to watch the Patriots. I don’t regret the decision at all. It was made with intention to watch TV.
It has been hard to maintain a lifestyle of intention and purpose at times. Many times actually. It is far too easy to be swayed by the sparkle of new shiny objects. Far too easy to compare what I have to what others have. Better yet to compare what I don’t have to what others have. Try that one on for size and then go live with intention.
What started as the pursuit of a simpler life by choice has since become a simpler life by necessity. With a baby, a house and only one income, we are always looking at ways to simplify our lives. To spend less time and money doing and spend more time being and enjoying.
We are in pursuit of a simpler life. We are headed down the road of living with intention. Living authentically. Living with less. Consuming less. Enjoying more.
A sneak peek about a big birthday celebration coming up on the blog this week…someone turned one….