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Life is beautiful when it's simple. I am learning that more and more each day.
I've been cleaning up my life... and I gotta say, Changing me ~ it's a tough yet amazing journey.
Body, mind and surroundings, it's all a work in progress.
For a few weeks I've been working out with a guy who... I like to joke, is trying to kill me.
"Come on Soldier, You can do it!" I want to cry and my arms tremble against the weight as he encourages me to work harder. I am aware of every aching muscle in my body.. oddly enough, it feels good. It feels good to know that I am taking care of me. Each morning I wake up trying to think of a good excuse not to go... and each morning I find myself back there taking orders from a guy that looks like a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. I am doing it.. building up my strength for the foundation toward a better me.
I've even traded in my daily super sized diet soda for countless quarts of water.
For a few months I've been cleaning up my mind. Letting go of the past and purging away the things that aren't relevant in my life. A lot of positive intentions and countless teary eyed late night conversations with god.. I let go of the baggage and the guilt and found my spirit again. A spirit that is whole, loving, happy and simple. A spirit that no longer dwells on regrets... but basks in the joy of each moment.
How does that saying go? Clear the mind and the rest will follow.
The rest is following... and this job, simplifying my surroundings, is proving to be more fulfilling then I would have ever expected. closets, clothes, cabinets, drawers.. they've all been thinned out and organized. This old house is big... (at least it is when I have to clean it). There are two floors in this house that go wasted. The basement and the attic. Since we paid our house off a few months ago, we look at it differently. It's ours. For as long or little that we choose to stay here.. It belongs to us. It's a great feeling. It's made us want to utilize all of the great space that we have.
While the man has claimed the basement... I have finally started to task of converting the attic into a functional living space. It's been a closet for 20+ years now.
Crazy enough.. I don't feel those emotional attachments to things that I used to have. They gotta go!
It's all part of cleaning up my life...
time to get rid of stuff to make room for moments.
This is where I'll be.. simplifying my life while turning this space into an amazing room.
of course, I plan to bring you all along ~ I can't wait to show you the changes.
Hope that you all are living that simple beautiful life...
letting go of the things that are weighing you down ~ it's an amazing feeling.
As I leave you.. I want to share my youngest daughter's beautiful voice. I could listen to her sing all day long.. Oh wait ~ I do! : )