Anything that doesn't grow inevitably will disintegrate. Nothing remains the same for very long. This is after all essentially the nature of everything. My blog has been collecting dust during the past year, and I almost stopped taking photographs, too. Now it's time to puff some life into it again, or else it will die. I really don't know why I became so uninspired, but I obviously needed a new focal point. Now it's January again, and it's time for a fresh start. After doing some thinking, I've realized that I dream of a simpler life. I want less clutter, fewer possessions, more time for creative activities, my family and friends. I want the freedom to travel more. I want to live simpler. I want to pick up photography again, maybe other crafts, too. Is this at all possible? I'm not sure, but I'm willing to try.
Last Summer, we had an unforgettable lunch in an utterly beautiful village in Southern France. We had fresh bread, wine, juice, cheese, paté de canard, fresh strawberries and honey cake. It was so simple, and yet so perfect. I want my life to be more like this: Simple is the ultimate goal, always.
These are my goals for 2013:
- Declutter our house, room by room, to create more space (and less time needed for cleaning)
- Buy only what I actually need, not what I think I need or want, and save more money for travels
- Make simple food, and finish all of the leftovers
- Travel as much as possible
- Make better photographs
There. Now I've said it out loud, so lets get on with it.