“When things aren’t adding up in your life, start subtracting.”
I bet you’ve heard this saying before, but I must admit I find a lot of truth in it. Sometime last month I began to feel the anxiety of “busyness". I was in the habit of saying yes to more work, more responsibilities, and more travel and I was beginning to crush underneath it.
I guess I assumed adding more to my schedule and life would equal more joy, but somewhere in the process, I lost the meaning of my intentions and the things I actually value in the process.
To help course correct, I’ve been focusing on simplifying, subtracting, saying no, and setting boundaries. I’ve been (trying) to take the days slower and pause more often, spend less time online and connect with people in person as much as possible. I’ve also loved engaging in a lot of “just for fun” type of activities, like playing around with film photography and reading about native flora and fauna in Australia.
Deliberating on simplicity has helped me focus on eliminating the unnecessary, and hone in on the essentials. To me, that will always come down to my relationships and purpose.
The photos in this post are some of my favorite moments captured from a weekend trip to Adelaide and our weeklong vacation with Jared’s parents in Noosa.