I have wondered for years what to do with my store's blog. Talking about jewelry seems like the obvious route. But I simply have not been motivated to write endless articles about jewelry.
Since this is my online store and my blog, I have decided to try and write about something I am currently obsessed about and it is totally unrelated.
I have spent the last year of my life reflecting on the topic of personal happiness. Wondering why I feel so unhappy when I appear to have everything. Currently I am doing some traveling in Bali, and now feel I have some answers.
One main thing, I noticed here in Bali are the locals live a simple life and seem content with what little they have. No tv, no computer and other things I have become so addicted to. I decided to make the conscious effort to simplify and feel like I am in such a happier state of mind.
In the past, I felt like I had to watch my tv shows or keep up on Facebook and Instagram. Now that I have taken a break from it all, I feel like I have so much more free time.
I try to go to the beach everyday for sunset. I take the time to eat breakfast. I check my social media at most once a day and just for around 30 mins. It is amazing how much more free time I seem to have found, literally.
I also took 3 scooter lessons, and can now ride a scooter (there will be a post on first time scooter riding). I also have been taking surfing lessons. I honestly thought surfing would be too hard. It is actually a lot easier than you think (I will post about this too).
- This blog will have an unrelated jewelry theme of living, finding and sharing happiness. I will talk about overcoming some of the simple fears of traveling alone and the reality of what traveling alone to foreign countries is really like.
- In my attempt to simplify my life, I have found so much free time when I chose to disconnect from my TV show addiction and constantly checking social media. I used the free time to enjoy the free and simple things in life and took the time to learn a few new things.