Thursday, September 1, 2011

living simple

The Shine Project's challenge this week was to revert back to living simple. So often we overwhelm our lives with materialistic non important issues. 

Lately I have NOT been living a simple life.  I have been going non-stop 7 days a week.  Ever since I got back from my trip in Canada,  I have been working 60 hour weeks, training for a half marathon, blogginggg (I know you can all relate to that), photo shoots, and everything else under the sun. It finally caught up to me this week. Boy did it ever. I am not sure if Ashley's Monday post set it off, but my body crashed and I am pretty sure it was trying to tell me to slow down. 

I am taking the rest of the week and the wonderful long weekend to concentrate only on what is needed in life. 




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angie on maui said...

It seems like Ashley's post came at a perfect time, seeing as how you are stretching yourself too thin! It is inspiring that you are taking a break from the extra "stuff" and just focusing on what is really important. I think that is a good reminder for everyone!

Beautiful photos!

Heather @ Finding Beauty in the Ordinary said...

Gorgeous pics! It is so hard to not get overwhelmed with life... Cheers to living simply xoxo

Lisa said...

Wow, the light in these photos is stunning! I love how it's outlining you.

Helly Di Duca said...

Sounds like you need a day chilling in front of the telly with a mound of comfort food! Love the pictures the evening sun streaming in is really calming.

Congrat Jess :)


Ashley said...

Such gorgeous pics! Looks like fall :) I love the living simply idea... so necessary.

ashlyn | nicole said...

girl i am right there with you.
i think life is always racing & i wish it would slow down too!

have a great relaxing weekend!


Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Beautiful photos :)
I totally know where you're coming from - I need to spend so much time this weekend catching up with blog writing/commenting/reading..!

simply megan. said...

these photos are amazing especially with the lighting!!

ashley marie wilson said...

beautiful images! i agree about living simply, i've been focused on scaling back and prioritzing and organizing so much more in my life because i want to still be able to have one, lol. and really enjoy it! just found your blog :) following now!


Maria @ Orchard Bloom said...

Ah! You are a fellow Canadian living in the USA. This post sort of goes along with my whole "take some time to look" mission ;)

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous photos! How glad am I that you brought me here.

I love your blog, and I love the message you're sending.

New dedicated follower.


janel said...

I'm loving these pictures, so fun! I hope your relaxing, enjoying your weekend.

Bel said...

I hope you rest and recharge well! Thanks for the reminder, and I really do love how bubbly you are

Belly B :)

ashley said...

I hope you are enjoying a simple weekend! It's so easy to get caught up in all the crazy that we know as life. We must take time to sit back and smell the roses. :)

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