Simplify

If you didn’t know, it’s Lent. This is the time of year when Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God before Easter. Growing up, I would give up chocolate, or soda, or some other relatively trivial addiction. But this year I decided to take a different approach.

In his Ash Wednesday homily, Pope Francis said, “Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others… and the desire to do good fades.”

Being a blogger and content creator can be a pretty self-absorbed career path. “What are my monthly stats?”, “She has more subscribers than me.” “My blog will never be as good as hers.” The list goes on. I find myself getting so wrapped up in this tiny bubble of YouTubers and TAG videos that I forget to make time for quiet reflection, for calls with my sick aunt, or just a quick FaceTime session with my incredible family.

Lent_1

You’re probably starting to wonder why the heck I’m talking about this on my blog. I’m getting to that.

Lent_2

Starting this Lent, I’m simplifying things. Why not start with my blog? I want to get back to what this blog started out as — sharing simple ways to live a fulfilling life with the least possible cash offering. I want to keep inspiring your fashion sense with fashion posts that don’t have price tags larger than my car payment. I want to tickle your taste buds with delicious recipes that incorporate fresh, low cost ingredients. I want to chat with you about things that are inspiring me to be a better human being. Simply, I want to inspire you.

Lent_4

Lent_3

Lent is a time of growing in good. Not just giving up bad. Through this blog, I hope to do good.