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Keep it simple


I saw this photo being shared on Facebook and I knew I had to grab it for a blog post. I love the idea behind this image – I have been way too guilty about not doing some of these things in the past, over-analysing people’s actions and what actions I should take myself, and giving in to fear too much. It’s true we only get one shot at life, as far as we know, and letting these things pass us by just causes regrets and what-ifs.

I over-complicate things far too much. I want to live like this – keep it all simple and do what I want to in a moment. I’ve let moments pass me by before and the writer in me sometimes makes up ways I could have done it differently – but that’s not the way I want it to be. You can’t do things over, you have to do it right the first time.

So I’ll try to keep my one life more simple in future.

Do you over-complicate life?




25 thoughts on “Keep it simple”

  1. I find the older I get- the less complicated my life has become. I think with experience I have learned not to sweat the small stuff. Great photo. We should all print this and frame it- as a reminder what really counts in life!

  2. You know I do, but I am really trying to simplify. I’m focusing on living the moment and enjoying the journey, rather than revisiting my “woulda shoulda couldas” or constantly worrying about tomorrow that will inevitably come in the most surprising ways.

  3. I have been known to be a drama queen. =) But in my personal relationships I’m usually up front. I can’t go to bed mad, let my kids go out if we’re upset, or have something nudging me. I keep thinking what would happen if this is the only chance I got at setting things right… =)

    1. Haha me too, maybe it’s a writer thing 🙂 that sounds like a great attitude to have. I’ve got some regrets about past relationships but hopefully I can do better in future!

  4. Definitely. I’m always trying to understand what motivates people and why they act the way they do. And not just the reasons they feel comfy articulating but the underlying reasons. It makes for complicated relationships but it definitely makes my writing better.

  5. This post is soooo me too! And in fact, when I started blogging again, I told myself….keep it simple. Don’t over think. Don’t over analyze. Of course, I already hold back when I should just be writing or posting photos. I will keep working on this simple thing. 🙂

  6. Love this post. I’m guilty of having made things more complicated than they should really be. The older I get though, I find myself doing anything I can to make everyday life more simple. It’s funny how that just comes along naturally, kinda scary too. 🙂

  7. Not so much anymore, though I used to really be oversensitive to the way people acted around me, but too stubborn to find out why or to set things right. My mother still refuses to be the first one to call after a long hiatus from chatting with family or friends. It’s really sad to see.

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