A few years I came across the idea of becoming a minimalist. Simplifying all aspects of my life is something that really resonates with me. I used to run around like a crazy person over shopping, over consuming & over committed. My life felt out of order & I was exhausted by trying to do & be everything. I am the Mom of four boys who we homeschool & I was overwhelmed trying to meet my needs as well the needs of four children. A few years ago we were living in an over 5000 sf beautiful home in Colorado Springs. Colo Springs isn’t were we really wanted to live & I think I used to shop out of boredom or trying to make myself happy. When we moved, I intentionally got rid of many of our belongings & really wanted to simplify our life by moving to a smaller home. Well instead of simplifying we complicated the hell out of our life! We fell in love with the property our current home sits on & embarked on a year long remodel. However, more lessons were learned after living without most of our stuff for almost two years. You start to realize you don’t need very much to be happy. I ask myself why did I put myself & family through this remodel? All for the land! I am still trying to simplify & organize ourselves & only keep things we truly love & use. I still have the desire to further minimize & am remaining fully conscious of what I buy & bring into the house & how I spend my time. We don’t have time to do everything in this world, but we do have time to do what is truly important to us. Instead of trying to do it all I learned that I have to intentionally choose what my priorities are. I don’t over commit or run around exhausting myself anymore. For me my top five priorities each day are family, education/spirituality, nutrition, nature & exercise. If I can do each of those things each day than I am meeting the needs of my family & myself. Moving to the Mountains was a desire to simplify & live surrounded by nature. We are slowly finishing the house & working towards a mountain minimalist lifestyle. Having the time we want to spend in nature each day was the ultimate goal. We are now living that lifestyle. Do you feel the desire to simplify your life?