It's something that we Christian women deal with daily. We don't give it much thought either until we are asking ourselves, "is this modest?".
Modesty is straight forward until...well it isn't.
Growing up I would always wonder where was the "line" for modesty. I would see girls wear dresses that weren't modest on prom but the same girls would never dream of wearing a tank top to school. And don't get me started on why boys could seem to wear whatever they wanted while I felt like us girls always got the "modesty is hottesty" lesson.
So taking a step back I want to have a girl-to-gril talk on modesty. No, I'm not going to spell out the rules here for you. Because honestly, my rules are probably different then your standards of modesty or vis versa. But let's start with a big belief that I don't think we understand about modesty.
The belief: We are modest so men don't lust after us.
I understand that men are more prone to lustful thoughts...
For me, it was when I paid for my own car insurance (which sucked!).
Being an adult/adulting/growing-up...it can all be a little overwhelming. Technically speaking, 18 is when society views us as "adults", but I would argue I'm just now in my late twenties, understanding what it means to be an adult.
I can think of at least 10 moments in my life when I've thought to myself "Wait, I was suppose to do that?" Those moments feel awful. They make you feel stupid and often cost you money or time (or both). Such was the case when I was asked for an old tax return that I didn't know I was suppose to keep. Or when I found out that internships really mattered. Or when I realized too late you shouldn't ignore the buttons that go off in your car.
These are just a few of the hard "adulting" moments that we have in life that can really sting. Thankfully, there is so much knowledge and advice out there on "adulting." That is why I wanted to put together...
Don't we all want a simpler life? Not "Little House on the Prairie" simple, but simple in our purpose, our daily tasks and our values?
I've spent the last two months in the throngs of being a new mom and I've realized something profound: Being a mom is simple. It's ME that gets in the way.
Technically speaking all I have to do is love my child, feed him, change him and protect him. Simple. But is it always that simple, no.
With that in mind, I've taken a look at my own life and thought about why simplifying is so important. Here is my quick list on that: WHY SIMPLIFY?
1. For mental sanity
2. For more peace
3. For more focus
4. For more time
I don't know about you, but all of those things are what I'm aiming for. So in my quest to simplify my life I've found 10 tips that have helped me so far. Some of these tips I've used for YEARS and some of them are new to me but have already helped me tremendously. I talk about all of these tips in my video this week called "Simplify your life in 10 eas...