Four years ago, when this picture was taken, my life was very different than it is today.
We lived in a suburban neighborhood, within walking distance to my daughter’s school. We owned two cats and two bunnies – and that was it. We had a tiny garden, that produced minimal food, due to minimal sunlight.
But our lives were changing. Although I had no idea that we would be where we are now in such a short time, I felt where we were heading. I had changed my outlook, trying to do as much for us myself as I could – growing, creating, crafting.
But I had also reached a point where – even though I had changes ahead of me that I so strongly desired – I was content. I realized that those things that were of utmost importance to me – I had them.
And with those things – family, love, and passion – How could I ask for more? Those are the things that brought me to the beautiful place in life where I am today. This past weekend, while celebrating our wedding anniversary, I looked back on this last year – our first year on the homestead – and told my husband the truth: “This past year – It was the best one of my entire life.”
Four years ago I tattooed these words on my arm – and every single day of my life since then, I live them.
Omnia quae cupio iam habeo :: “Everything I could want, I already have”
Are you out there living your life the way YOU want it? How do you measure contentment?