Thursday, February 17

Simplicity

Hi, welcome!

It's been about a year and a half since I first said I wanted to start blogging...so it's right about time to actually start doing it, right?!? To be honest, I'm not really sure yet what I'm doing or honestly what I'm going to write about, but I sure with as many thoughts and ideas that pop into my head each day, I'll be fine. I do have to thank my dear friend Kristyn Ellen who has continued to inspire me to get back into writing. In college, it was my major. I wrote all the time, it's basically all I did. So after taking a year or so off, I realized how much I missed it. For me there is a real joy in writing (or typing...technically speaking) and expressing myself through words.

I have no real artistic ability, even though, at times, I like to believe I do. So, for me, words are an art form. Words are my artistic contribution to the world. And it's something that I love to do.

For a long time, I wasn't sure if it there was any real point or value to starting a blog. Would anyone actually read it? Would people think it was interesting? Would people think I was funny? Or would it be something that we slowly just forget about. But I let go of all those fears and decided to write for myself. If people find it entertaining, interesting, or actually read it...that's awesome! I appreciate the fact that they care and who knows what will come out of it. So, I will just write.

I titled my blog "Keep it Simple." If you know me, you probably realize that this isnt' something I am particularly good at doing. I have a tendency to do the exact opposite. Instead of simple, I like to make it difficult.

Eeerr, maybe not difficult but definitely full. I keep my life very full. I am constantly busy. Always doing something, always going somewhere, always needing to talk to someone about something. Busy, unnecessarily so. However, that hasn't been working for me so well in the past few months. It's actually beginning to tear me down. So, it is time that something has to be different.

Someone very special to me use to always use to say to me..."Shana, you've just got to remember to KISS."

"Excuse me," I'd say.

"Yeah...keep it simple, stupid."

No, he wasn't calling me stupid, but he'd always tell me to keep it simple. And that concept has stuck with me. I've done a poor job with implementing it in my life thus far, but it is a process.

Definition: Simple - free from vanity; of humble origin; free of secondary complication

Simplicity- the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded

So this is what I'm doing...this is part of my plan to simplify my life. To take a step back and de-stress, de-complicate. To start enjoying, to start letting go, to start basking in the beauty of the life we're given. God did not intend for us to always be wound up tight.

My goal is to take a step back and remember to just Keep it Simple.

Thanks for reading...please come back again.

3 comments:

Katherine Michael said...

Welcome to the awesome online blogging community! It's a fun space online where you can be creative in anyway you want! yay! :)

Erica said...

I think starting a blog was a great idea Shana!I look forward to reading about the issues on your heart and mind! Words are a powerful thing as you know so I hope you use them to touch peoples lives, as I know you will. Keep it simple girl or keep trying! Proud of your commitment to grow, love and learn :0)

Kristyn said...

Yyyyayyy! I'm so glad to see this.
And to have lots of things to say about nearly everything you write, because I LOVE you and everything you do!