Every journey has a beginning.
Though I’m not certain I can pinpoint when this one began. There have been hints of it for years, decades even. A little girl deciding less is more as she organizes her toys, keeping only the most treasured. A college student spending the summers carefree with only a duffle bag to carry. The desire has only intensified and here my soul craves simplicity – a home that is easily managed, a schedule that isn’t overwhelming. It cries for a life where relationships take centre stage.
Although some of the hardest work, the actual shedding of stuff + restructuring my career plans, is mostly behind me, the journey is still in its first miles. I have years ahead of me to reap the harvest of friendships, to prioritize my family, and to consider how our lives impact our neighbours around the world.