I've thought about this several times, and have even taken active steps to get closer to a simple life, but I am still so far away. I've often wondered what life would be like lived completely simple. To wake up when the sun comes up instead of the alternative. A blaring alarm clock that makes me cringe. To not feel rushed. To sit and relax with a cup of tea or coffee. To read a book or the paper in the morning. To sit in wonder and ponder about life. To relax. To make dinner from scratch. To take my dog for a long walk. To go out and take pictures. To turn off my phone and just be alone. To be in a place where no one can contact me unless they come and knock on my door. There is so much in life that I want to enjoy, but I feel that so much of my life is being lived in a crazy way. My alone time is not always relaxing, and my life is far from simple.

This longing for a simple life has been growing inside of me for a long time now, and I finally feel that I am ready to do something about it.

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