Keeping things simple is fast becoming a prevailing pattern in my life. From daily to personal to work matters, keeping things as simple as possible, avoiding overcomplicated states and solutions is consistently yielding better results. Also, less stressful situations. I believe this shift in my perception is happening because I am abandoning the black-and-white thought patterns, one after another. An ongoing process that sometimes seems difficult because there are layers upon layers of unconscious thoughts that compel me to function in specific ways and create feelings of despair and inadequacy. My work, my primary work, is to identify and unravel these thoughts and then let them go, thus earning my freedom and ultimately the ownership of myself.
In the spirit of keeping things simple, I decided to bite the bullet and change the design of my website. Again. In terms of web design, I am a total amateur and newbie. When I setup the Story Pouch last year, it took over four months of learning and tinkering to produce something I was extremely pleased with aesthetically but was so heavily modified it needed notes on the correct order of action for adding simple things like posts and pages. Three months ago, I decided to revisit both the web address I was using and additionally the design. As a result this website was born. It took only one month of tinkering to produce – still too long. I wasn’t happy with it though. So this time I changed the theme and did only a few minor modifications like fonts and other typography settings. It took one day and I am so much happier with it. I am still in the process of discovering the identity of this website so keeping things simple and easy to maintain is the single most important ingredient in making my life simple if I want to change it again.
I will finish this post with a beautiful quote that I find is so very true when I am willing to look past annoyances and indignation caused by those layers of the black-and-white unconscious thoughts. Everything is a lesson and has the potential to help me grow. There are no mistakes, just lessons. And simplicity brings efficiency, especially when toxic shame is not a factor.
Beautiful music for this beautiful Friday: Max Richter – Forever Young [feat. Robin Wright] (The Congress Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
This post is part of the Celebrate the Small Things blog hop hosted by Lexa Cain. Thank you so much for reading. What are you celebrating this week? Let me know by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below.