24 Oct

Ever since Jay was laid off from his job, I have really felt the need to simplify our lives. It’s weird. I’ve never felt more free, more liberated and more excited for our future than I do right now at this moment. It’s like we can go anywhere and do anything- the options are endless.

We are in a great position and I never thought even a month ago, that I could possibly be this stress-free. I’m ‘breathing’ about a lot of things for the first time in a long time.

Yesterday, I was catching up on the shows that are on our DVR, and I will proudly admit that I love watching Oprah. She did a show on how different people live all around the world and I was just fascinated. It made me want to travel all around the world in the worst way ever and it inspired me tremendously.

I was specifically fascinated with how the people live in Denmark. Everything just seems so much more simple. I would love to live in a place where I can take my bike instead of my car and where I can walk to the market. She went inside a couple of homes there, and I found myself wanting to live like that. Why do I need a huge house? Living in a loft or town home suddenly seems so appealing to me. Jason and I talked about how people with pretty big families live in very small homes, all over the world! Why do I need all this ‘stuff’? There’s nothing wrong with having a big house- we are in one that we are still growing into! But I’m finding my ideas of happiness shifting.

And it’s incredibly freeing.

We are still trying to decide where we are going to go and what we are going to do. Are we going to move? Are we moving out of state? Are we staying here? Working at a church? Just working our photography business? Maybe both?

We are considering everything and anything is possible. We could be across the nation in 30 days if the right opportunity presents itself- that’s how open we are. Or we can stay here if that’s the right opportunity.

All I’m saying is that I am digging deep into myself and my ideas of happiness, home, style and life- is changing. So what is the point of this post, you ask? Simplifying is where I’m at. Not that we’re moving to Denmark or anything (well, not today at least! Ha!). But my favorite thing about where we are at is that we are going to start over. Whether down the street or down South.

I’ve never felt this excited and liberated!

* These pictures are of a couple apartments in Denmark that I loved. I love the cleanliness and the simplicity of it. Beautiful.

Love this style!Love it!

5 Responses to “denmark”

  1. Lindsay Guard October 24, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    I love that bedroom! Please don’t move to Denmark…..that would be really expensive Saturday coffees for me šŸ™‚

    • jesswilliams October 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

      I love that you didn’t say, “we wouldn’t have Saturday coffee anymore”, but you just say to would be expensive. Lol meaning, we’d still have coffee!! LOVE THAT!! šŸ˜‰ We aren’t moving that far, but even if we did, thank God for skype!! šŸ˜‰

  2. Fallon October 26, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    I also watched that Oprah and I couldnt agree more! It just made me want to get rid of everything and have a little house and be able to enjoy all the simple things in life! Hope you are doing well! šŸ™‚

    • jesswilliams October 27, 2009 at 9:19 pm #

      I agree Fallon! Simple things is where it’s at! I hope that you guys are doing well too!! xoxo

  3. Nuje July 1, 2010 at 5:15 am #

    May I have the impression on the design. It’s very obvious who love this kind of design. That is a symbol of preciseness and would refer to simplicity. You will become good in leadership. Good luck.

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