i've been reading this book over the last week and i have to tell you that although i've had it for years i just now got around to reading it and that is a crying shame. each chapter offers so much information on growing stronger in your faith. the chapter that i've found to be most challenging (other than fasting) has been simplicity. i would classify myself as a maximalist (different than a hoarder people) so simplifying doesn't necessarily come easily. after reading this great quote from coco chanel: "when accessorizing always take off the last thing you put on," i've toned down my outfit choices but the other areas of my life could still use some work.
specifically i've been trying to home in (always thought it was hone didn't you) on my inward and outward compulsions. inward: checking email & social network sites more often than i'd like to admit (can i only check them once a day?). outward: getting new clothing to keep up with fashion instead of having a classic, simple wardrobe (the older i get the more i appreciate a simple pair of jeans with a striped shirt for instance).
this is where i'm at.
i'm going to take major strides to simplify because clutter makes me feel crazy and really that's not helpful. speaking of crazy... i'll be watching three kids under three today. wish me luck!