Have I got something worth saying?

Have I got something worth saying?

I have pondered on this question now for some time (I mean years, yes thats right years). Is what I have to say about my experiences and my thoughts on living a simpler life of any value to anyone.

Today for who knows what reason I have decided to start a blog and to write my first blog post. (yeh I know reading that last sentence it sounds crazy to me).

For a start I don’t think I can write, I failed English Language GCE twice and English Literature GCE twice. The reason I failed English Literature is well er, I didn’t read the books, the strange thing about me is the I never read a book until the age of 54.

One day I just said I’m going to buy a Kindle and read a book much to the astonishment of my other half. The first book I downloaded was Great Expectations by Charles Dickens the book I should have read 38 years ago. Since then I’ve carried on and more importantly enjoyed reading.

But lets get back to the point, in 2014, I made a conscious decision to begin to live a simpler life. A simple life, with less, less stuff, less clutter, less waste, less debt, less stress, less anxiety and less aggravation. An intentional life with more, more time, more money, more space, more calmness, more fun, more meaningful relationships, more peace, more purpose and most important of all contentment.

I’ve been following this path now for a while and it has been something of a revelation. I have learned so much about myself seen so many changes in myself for the better.  For the first time ever feel contented in my life.

So do I have something worth saying? I hope so. I happy to say that I don’t have all the answers. It’s an ongoing quest to maintain my simple contented life with still so much to learn. I hope that by sharing and discussing my experience and thoughts I may help someone, who is looking to lead a simpler more contented life. By writing about my experiences I hope it will make me think more intentionally about my life and its direction.

Hopefully we can help and learn from each other

Who knows I may even become a writer yet



  1. March 1, 2017 / 12:48 am

    Good for you! I wish you all the best on your simplicity journey. We all have our own take on simplicity and minimalism, so sharing thoughts, little victories, and experiences is a great way to help others who are starting their journey. Keep it up!

    • Steve
      March 1, 2017 / 11:51 am

      Thanks Dan for your kind words and inspiration. I’ll always remember you as the first person to comment on my blog


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