All I Want for my Birthday is More
Are you confused? You didn’t send me a gift because you thought I wanted less? Don’t worry, you did the right thing. I don’t want more stuff. I don’t want gifts in pretty packages. My 42nd year was so brilliant and amazing and I want more of that. More brilliance, amazement, prayer, love, gratitude, laughter, collaboration, reveling, marveling and a few other things.
Today is the beginning of a brand new year and I want more …
For the first time in my life, I work for myself and make my own schedule. I can find 20 minutes or more everyday to just be in the sunshine.
The farmer’s market will be starting soon in Salt Lake City and I want to support local farmers and linger over slow roasted tomatoes stuffed with garlic and olive oil, fresh bread and other lovely, local food.
I want to write more. I want to write blog posts and books that help people change slowly and deliberately, and to make them feel loved and supported while they do it.
I love creating new projects and helping others fuel their creativity by launching incredible blogs, projects and businesses and I want more of it. I want to share more photography. I just released the first image in my new photo collection, Legs & Lines. If you want to see more, subscribe here for future images delivered right to your inbox. Art can be deep and thoughtful, but this collection is designed for pure joy and smiling. For even more creative energy, I joined Instacamp, a virtual summer camp for camera phone photography.
My local friends and I love each other but don’t spend much time together. It’s time ladies! Call me. My far away friends and I love each other too, but it’s been awhile since we talked. It’s time.
A year from now, my daughter will graduate from high school and start her own big, beautiful life. I want time with her.
I am married to the perfect man for me. I want to hike with him, travel with him and drink champagne on the beach with him. I want more days like this past weekend …
Of course! I want more less. I am taking the 100 Thing Challenge. I read Dave Bruno’s book more than a year ago and have been thinking about taking the challenge ever since. I have my list almost complete and have been boxing up the straggling stuff that continues to make the decluttering cut. I am ready to live lighter than ever. I’ll be posting my list and rules next week so you can follow along, challenge my challenge, or just enjoy the ride. Note: I’ll be living within the parameters of Project 333 as well.
To enjoy more every year, owning less has been the answer. Mark and I have challenged ourselves to reduce our expenses by 50% or more over the next 5 years. You may think 5 years sounds like a long time, but it seems like I was 38 yesterday, and I’m 43 today. It was a full, delicious 5 years, but it was fast.
How can you live lighter? How can you live small so you can live big?
If simplicity is changing your life, imagine what it could do for your business.
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