A long time ago when I started this blog I was all about frugal living. I still am but how many times can you say "I don't spend a lot of money?"
Many of the frugal things I do because I like them. Not because I have to. (And perhaps doing them has enabled me not to "have" to if you know what I mean.) I like sitting by the lake or growing my own food.
Since I started working this summer some of these things have fallen by the wayside and I miss them. Not because I'm working too much, but because I'm using the days that I'm home to go and do family things. Baking bread falls down the list a little. I'm moving it back up the list for my own well being though.
I also spend a lot of time thinking about how to have a "good" life. Not THE Good Life (Though I am a creature of comfort.) Lately I've been having a midlife crisis of sorts (I haven't bought a sports car yet don't worry.) I spent most of 38 pondering my fear of 40 and beyond and that pretty much sucked. Thus, I've spent a lot of time thinking about what constitutes a good life. I mean that's all it really boils down to isn't it? Living a good, happy life. There are a million ways to do that. Your ways probably differ from mine. Sometimes they probably cross over.
I intend to spend most of 39 pondering the design of my good life.
My new banner has 4 things that I consider essential to a good life.
My daughter for -Friends & Family
A house at the museum for -Meaningful Things To Do
A column from my house for-The Comforts of Home
One of my Hydrangea for-Nature
Mostly a good life for me constitutes of these things. So does responsible financial decisions and (I'm adding this one since I need to work on it) good health. Because thus far I have been blessed with good health, I rarely pay attention to it (& I really need to work on getting some sleep, I'm way too much of a night owl.) I also don't take vitamins and need to pay real attention in order to get my allotted fruits & veggies in. That's my new project.
But I digress. My blog is about my personal search for a good life.
Please note, the danger of blogging (or blog reading) is that you see only one side of a person, the side they want you to see. A few years back in the bloggy world there was a trend of people having a "real life" day and showing you their unmade face in the morning or their dirty kitchens or their kid's scruffy shoes, just to keep it real. I don't want to write about those things, show you myself without makeup or ask you to look at a dirty toilet. But it's all there. I'm not all self actualized, I don't have all of the answers, I'm not always happy. If I go some time without blogging its usually because I have nothing nice to say.(and it's probably better not to get myself started saying not nice things.) This is just the little piece of myself that I choose to share with the world.