With seasons of constant change, I often feel like I’m living in crisis mode, putting out fires and just surviving let alone living simply.
I learned about the natural living lifestyle in the fall of 2009 after debilitating sickness threatened to take my quality of life. I grew up on the very sad American diet, and I didn’t know a thing about natural living.
Not a single thing.
When I did dive in, I found the water deep and the information fascinating.
My husband and I began making small changes to our diet and eventually my constant devouring of information led me to the idea of simple living.
It seems so common sense to me now, but at the time what I was learning was revolutionary … and exciting!
My health improved dramatically and eventually I got pregnant with our first child. I learned about natural birth, and I ended up in a birth center with our first son and giving birth at home with our second son, neither of which I’d never even heard of!
My family recently picked up our lives and moved nearly 2,000 miles across the country to plant roots down near my husband’s family.
We’ve been on a journey of faith for years now, moving more times than I can count, trusting God in the details, and pursuing dreams that only He could have placed in our hearts.
(You can hear about some of our journey on Stephanie and Ryan’s podcast, EntreFamily.)
Yet through it all I rarely feel like I have a steady grip on healthy, simple living or my life in general.
I read article after article and I try to do better, even making a bunch of changes, but it never feels like enough.
Maybe you can relate.