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Why is it so hard to slow down in our fast-paced culture? I think this is a super hard question to answer, especially if you are in the stage of life where you are parenting young ones. Their needs seem never-ending added to the Pinterest-perfect expectations that we think should be attained. There are activities to attend, parties to prepare for, sports teams to join, books to read, baseboards to clean (for real, I haven’t clean mine in years!), and the list goes on.
Having traveled to other parts of the world, Tsh has seen the cultural differences in how people live in a slower pace, a pace at which they are able to enjoy life more. I want that. I want to enjoy life more.
As I have been trying to work on My One Word this year, I have been seeing more and more how doing less actually helps me to do more. It’s kinda crazy in some ways, but it’s true. Try it!
I am savoring this book, and in the name of slowing down, I am taking in Tsh’s words, her story, a little at a time, and really focusing on doing life as God has called me to.
I also love what Tsh has to say about education. I’m all kinds of bookworm nerdy, so I love love love learning, and am a life-long learner. I had a great experience in school, and I did learn a lot, but discovering the world through books, through people, through travel, and everything in-between has also been a great teacher for me.
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Notes From a Blue Bike is written by Tsh Oxenreider, founder and main voice of The Art of Simple. It doesn’t always feel like it, but we DO have the freedom to creatively change the everyday little things in our lives so that our path better aligns with our values and passions. Grab your copy here. Also available on Kindle.