It's hard to sit down and write. I've sat down so many times, hell I've written full posts that I can't bring myself to publish because they are long ramblings. So, here's a short blog post that I'm forcing myself to post in order to get the ball rolling again.
I've lived in a small town for almost a year now. It's been a life changing experience! Huge things like owning a house, owning and being able to drive a car (and using it regularly, because being waist deep in snow means it's my preferred method of transportation), caring for another living being (our adorable dog Hazel). Also smaller things, like skiing at least once a week and actually improving (I went tree-skiing for the first time the other day, marvellous!), gardening on a regular basis, learning home improvement skills, relaxing and being able to enjoy life.
There have of course been downsides, I haven't yet found proper balance and I feel like I'm sprinting through life most days and other days I feel like I'm doing nothing at all. We've reintroduced screen free days to get a bit more hold on our lives and enjoy more reflection. I've definitely taken on too much (because I'm so excited to finally be able to do all these things) and I desperately need to take a step back.
Life is a journey, and optimizing it not only takes time but is also hard, as life is constantly changing and often it's not within our control.
That's all I have for today.