We begin again with baking bread…
The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…
[Breadmaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.”
― M.F.K. Fisher,
When this blog was started back in 2014 I was in a nasty little place in my head. I was lost, overwhelmed, and desperate for change. I felt like I couldn’t share those terrible feelings with anyone close to me, especially my husband, because I was so afraid of making him feel bad, or worse guilty of helping create that nasty little place, which he wasn’t, and I needed to find a place to vent these feelings. And thus this blog was formed.
But, by the grace of God and the forces of nature I find myself two and half years later in a very different, more open place. This blog had changed faces many times in the last two and half years, greatly reflecting the many mental journeys I have been on since its inception. I have done some soul searching, some purpose finding, lots of honest communication with those closest to me, including myself, and I find myself on a beautiful, sunny, dusty dirt road following a river that is flowing upstream and I know now that I am on the right path.
Over the last two and a half years I have been able to truly narrow down what it is I crave in my life and I have discovered the simplified (pun intended) version of what Life, Simpler is all about.
More work. Less convenience. A simpler life.
That is what we are about. Welcome to the new face of Life, Simpler.
Now, let’s bake bread.