There was a time not so long ago where I was excited about getting up early in the morning and writing a post to this blog each and every morning. It seems something has changed to the point where I have become so comfortable in this life that I’ve created that it seems unnecessary to to write. In my heart I know that this is not true as I always have something to say, but many times feel that I have already written about the same subject.
I suppose that for an author writing a book the challenge of writing has finality in that once the book is completed an end is reached, where as a blog can go on forever. So I have to ask myself, “Why do I continue to write”?
Well, it is actually the posts that I have written over time that allow me the opportunity to express my thoughts and feelings about the whole idea of living a simpler life. There are so many aspects of minimalism and the life I lead is certainly different than other’s I know or just read about. I am always seeking out new ways to make small changes that can blend into the things I have already accomplished to further enhance simplicity in my life. This is one of the reasons I love to read other’s blogs and websites that offer fresh idea’s and insights about the subject that can offer just a little more thought and inspiration around the simple life.
While I maintain a healthy garden each year, I am certainly not a homesteader as I continue to enjoy life in the city but am planning on doing some serious canning next season. I don’t live in a tiny house as I enjoy the freedom of space in my moderate home. I am not a buddhist monk, but still enjoy the practice of mindfulness in my daily life.
I have reached a point of what I call the “blank slate”, where I simply do not know what more to write about. I am sure that this will soon change as it seems that I always pick up a spark of excitement about something. For now I have an empty mind and am simply enjoying the moments of each day of my life.
It seems strange to write about reasons for not writing but even these thoughts and actions make up what I am and what is going on in my life. I am certainly not going to stop writing as I find simple joy in putting words to paper, but for now I will continue on this hiatus and simply accept the feelings I feel deep inside.