"I want to live a life that's simple yet meaningful."
This was written in my high school yearbook's random quotes section by an anonymous classmate. Maybe I still remember it after all these years because this is how I've always wanted to live my life.
Simple: For me, this means living a life that's not dictated by materialistic desires to keep up with the Jonses or Pinterest. As someone who appreciates art, craftsmanship and beauty, simplicity turns out to be a balancing act. Simplicity doesn't have to be drab nor does beauty have to equal excessive luxury. A large part of it has to do with my heart. Where are my treasures? Is there room in my life for the things that matter?
Meaningful: I think we find meaning when we connect with other people and live in community. Only Connect. I want to serve and walk alongside others, from my own family to people in completely different cultural categories, as they experience their full creative and created potential. Learning, growing & building memories together. Doing life together. Working through the mess together.