Hey, everyone! I just wanted to update you, my lovely readers, on my plans for the blog this upcoming year. Practigal Blog has a renewed focus and purpose to help each of you take steps towards simple living. This year is going to be a good one. 😉
New School Year, New Era
Well, this is it. The end of an era. I no longer have kids at home with me during the day now that my youngest child has started kindergarten. (Gasp!) And I also don’t have a job. I’ve gone back and forth a hundred times about what I would do when this time came. I have thought I would for sure go back to work right away. I’ve thought I would take a year off before going back to work. And I’ve even thought I would just stay home and get really good at cooking, gardening, and maybe learn some Spanish.
Really, I thought that once the time came I would have more clarity. I thought that time would tell. But it didn’t. I’m not sure if this means I’m noncommittal or maybe scared. 😛 There’s actually a lot that has gone into my decision to essentially not decide…for now. Part of it is that I don’t want to jump into anything that will make our lives unnecessarily stressful. Another part of it is that I’m not sure what type of job is right for me. And yet another part of it is that I have a strong desire to make a difference in my small part of the world.
Thanks to this blog, my part of the world got a little larger. I don’t want to take that responsibility lightly! I believe with all that I am that everything I’ve experienced and learned is for a reason, and that reason might be to share it with all of you. 🙂
So, this year will likely be one of growth. For you, my readers, I will be working on my writing and bringing you valuable content each and every week. For me, I will be working on relationships. My focus this year will be on making new friendships and deepening the relationships I already have. These two areas, my blog and my relationships, should keep me plenty busy and stretched.
The Purpose of Practigal Blog
From the beginning of Practigal Blog, I’ve said that this blog is about simplifying, organizing, and prioritizing. That will not be changing! Instead, I will be writing with more focus towards that purpose. I really feel like God had me start a blog about simple living while I was still figuring out what that meant. These last couple years I have been growing in the area of simple living, and I will continue to pass on what I am learning and doing (or not doing) with you.
As always, I will never pretend there’s a one-size-fits-all way of living simply. We are all different people with different lives, so acting like simple living is simple would just be stupid. The way we live simply will not look the same when we look around us. So, don’t look around! Don’t worry about what other people are doing or how they are doing it! Find your way. Find your simple. The number one goal of my blog is to help you find your simple so that you can live your life to the full.
So, if living a simple, organized, and prioritized life is what you’re after, I hope you continue to follow my blog. I promise to bring you encouragement, support, ideas, and inspiration over the coming year. Together we will take back our lives and enjoy it so much more.