I’m Not Simple

This title of this post may be startling, considering what I talk about is simple. You can create space for simplicity in many areas of your life. This doesn’t mean you’re a simple person; it just means you have chosen to live simply. That could also say, “To simply live.”

reese1In 2014, I had a farm where I raised exotic chickens and mini pigs. This one perched on my arm was my favorite. Her name was Reese. I could spam you with pictures right now of the most beautiful chickens you’ve ever seen, but I won’t. That door of my life closed two years ago, but that didn’t stop me from trying to resuscitate it. I’m a pro at getting in God’s way.

I loved this season and raising these beautiful birds! It was a lot of work, but it brought me and many others a lot of joy. When I moved out here, the house has a fenced in side yard, and the owners of the home mentioned it had been used for chickens. A light bulb went off.

Yep! I got chickens again. Did it bring me joy? For about a week. When God closes a door, politely hand him the crowbar please. My daughter found them the perfect home last week.

To have a beautiful life I have to listen to something bigger than me. You can call it what you want; Higher Power, Intuition, Holy Spirit, a voice within, or The Universe to name only a few. I started out with Higher Power in the early days of recovery, but then came to know God, so that is what you’ll see here. I’m not religious, but I do have a relationship with God.

It feels good to fall back on something familiar. I knew what it was like to raise chickens and thought it would be fun again. There was no joy in it and it felt like a daily chore for me.

Can you relate? Is there something in your life that feels like that? Can you pinpoint what it is?

I’m a complex woman that yearned for a simple life. Stay with me and you will find one too!

 

Barbara is a writer, Entrepreneur and Mom to her 16-year-old daughter. She loves dipping cookies in her coffee in the morning and has a pretty healthy obsession for chocolate. When she started this Blog in 2014 Letitgocoach was what stuck. She enjoys helping people Let Go of what is holding them back from having a beautiful life. Her life today is an example of Letting Go and Letting God. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

 

Trust Your Journey

I have been accused of being the Taylor Swift of the Blog world. We listen to her songs and try to guess what guy it’s about. Does it matter who? It matters that she learned enough to write a song and she wants to sing her way through.

blogI have learned so much on this journey. That is why I Blog. To share what I learn so it can encourage you on yours. I have noticed recently that someone will visit this site, read one of my Blogs and then read several. There will be the number one beside various Blogs with similar topic. This makes all writing worth while.

If I can encourage one person a day, then my mission is complete. Seeing the views increase over time encourages me to continue to share. I saw a quote last week that said, “A writer sits in front of the keyboard and bleeds.” That is very accurate. Just sit down and let it pour from the heart through the fingertips.

Have you ever had someone purposefully hurt you? This always brings me to John 10:10, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance.” Just like God works through people for good, so does Satan for evil. These lessons come up quick now.

blog1God has my back. He knows the journey because He planned it. As long as I’m following His lead, it’s all good. It’s when I get off the path and start being me that things go wrong. I can hurt people by trying to protect them. Does God need help protecting the people I love? I don’t think so.

Using a GPS is always fun. If you miss the street, it will start rerouting to get you back in the direction you should be going. Wouldn’t it be nice if God gave us one of those for our journey? Whenever we got off the path it would start dinging and the little arrow would pop up in a u turn position.

Allowing ourselves to trust a higher power, the people placed in our path, and ourselves. We don’t have to understand, just trust and keep stepping. Don’t get stuck in the circumstance. God can change that in a heartbeat. By letting go of controlling our destiny, we will see a greater plan unfold.

 

biopicBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 15 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Let It Go Coach and helping others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is working on her first book.  You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com