"...getting to simplicity isn’t always a simple process. It’s a journey, not a destination, and it can often be a journey of two steps forward, and one backward."
I remember hearing that as you get older, the days go by slower but the years go by faster. I am actually finding that it ALL goes by faster – hours, days, years, decades. For the last few years, I’ve been feeling as if at any moment I could wake up, discover I am very old and wonder where my life went.
I believe that a lot of that has to do with the complexity of our lives. We have so much going on these days – work, community, family, friends, movies, Internet, decisions, choices – too much input! Our brains are so busy thinking about what’s coming next that we miss the true experience of the moment. At its core, our 5 Year Plan is really about simplifying – getting rid of the stress of too much stuff and debt, and focusing on life, making it as rich as it can be and enjoying it as it happens.
Journey to Simplicity
The quote at the top of this page comes from a post on a wonderful blog called Zen Habits. The site is filled with wonderful posts, but this one really seemed to hit home for me. I know, it seems like a long list for being about simplicity, right? But it’s all really good stuff. Reading it inspires me to take the time to look at each thing on the list and really think about it. It’s not a one time quick read, but rather a go-back-to-it article and get something new every time.
I’ve started my journey. What about you?