Seeking Simplicity


I’ve always told Nathan that there are moments in life that define you. Ones that change you, flip your life upside down and leave you in the position to look back and wonder how you even existed prior to that moment. I’ve had many, many of these moments. Some good, some bad. Mostly great. Things like getting married. Becoming self-employed. Getting all of our pets. Buying a house.

And then having a baby.

That last one has knocked me off my feet. Everything I anticipated to change did change. And then about twice as many other things changed along with it. She’s closing in on eight weeks now and I’m left, open-mouthed and wondering “where did these past eight weeks go?! I’m certain I just gave birth and worried endlessly about her jaundice yesterday.”

But the biggest thing that I’ve learned from this precious girl is that I was seeking simplicity. Before she came, I craved it. Since she’s been here, I’ve embraced it.

My life will always be busy. It’s how I thrive. I don’t sit still and I don’t wait for things to happen. What I do instead is chase dreams. Wild and crazy ones. And usually that means life gets a little complicated. It gets hectic. The house falls apart. My work falls behind. And then my head stays in the clouds.


She has shown me it doesn’t have to.

She doesn’t have the ability to even say a single word to me, but she’s taught me the most valuable lesson I’ve ever learned. And maybe that’s why it’s so powerful. She’s shown me that I can still chase those wild dreams, I just need to slow down a bit. And she’s shown me that it’s okay to take a break every once in awhile. That my mind doesn’t always need to be in dream mode and I can sit and just be some days.

Most importantly, she’s shown me that life doesn’t have to always in fast forward mode. Sometimes… I can pause and even go in slow motion when I need it.


And part of my slowing down is to enjoy the little things in life, like a cup of coffee while I’m enjoying a book in the morning. I recently tried the NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® instant coffee packs and I am smitten. I haven’t been the biggest fan of instant coffee, but these packets are a world of difference. Not only does NESCAFE® use responsibly sourced beans, but they also roast, brew, and flash freeze their coffee to lock in the freshness. And you can definitely taste the difference.

If you’ve tried NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® in the past (and even if you haven’t) – you have to try it now! They’ve made an awesome upgrade to glass containers from plastic ones which locks in the flavor of this delicious coffee even better. They even upgraded the size of their stick packets (like the ones pictured.) Now you’ll definitely get enough coffee to fill your mug once you add your water. If you’re looking for the kind of simplicity I’m seeking in your daily cup of joe, go here and find out more.


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