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2015: The Year of ENOUGH

08 Jan 15
Megan
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Happy 2015 everyone! It’s the Year of ENOUGH here at LiveKen!!

Let me begin this post of with an apology for being missing in action for the past few months. For those of you who like our Facebook page you’d be aware that I’ve had to take some time off to focus on myself and trying to get things in a way that I can sustain and maintain my lifestyle.

In 2014, I focused my efforts on being the Best ME I could be. I focused on working out what my limits are and (more importantly) what I’m still capable of physically, mentally and spiritually.

It was a busy year and with your help and support I was able to raise the funds necessary to publish the Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang picture book (to happen this year). I also identified my physical boundaries and worked on pacing myself to maintain and even slightly improve my health throughout the year.

In the last few months, while I’ve been missing in action I’ve been focused on simplifying my home and my lifestyle so that I can focus on what is important to me.

This year, 2015, I will be continuing my journey on simplifying and creating a sustainable lifestyle that doesn’t impact negatively on my health. I will be sharing this journey with you through this site and our sister site LiveKen. I’d love to have all of you join me on this journey.

I have realised that in my home and in my life I have enough, if not too much, of many things. I have enough people around me who love and support me. I have enough health to appreciate what happens around me in my life and can do enough to keep me happy. I have enough physical items and would actually like to reduce the amount dramatically as less clutter means more time and energy to focus on what is important. Most importantly, I am enough! I would like my health to improve (I’d love a complete recovery) but realistically I am enough and I don’t need to try and change who I am to make others happy.

My focus this year is on being grateful for what I have and doing what I can to help others have enough and be enough to be happy with their lives. It’s my Year of Enough.

Do you have a focus for 2015?

Are you ready to join me on a journey of gratitude and reflection? 

27 Comments

  1. Amy January 8, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    We’re looking forward to what this year brings as last year was full of unexpected twists and turns. If you need anything along the way just let us know, we love you xox

    • Megan S January 11, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks Amy, we should definitely catch up soon!

  2. Claire January 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I love it!
    I have not felt like ‘enough’ for so long. Not good enough, not healthy enough, not close enough, not smart enough, not helpful enough, not disciplined enough… It’s exhausting being not enough.
    Happy New Year!!

    • Megan S January 11, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      I understand that exhausting feeling. Let’s aim to be enough together this year. 🙂

  3. Helen Ross January 8, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Inspiring post Megan. Wishing you a wonderful 2015.

    • Megan S January 11, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      And to you Helen. 🙂

  4. Barbara Franken January 8, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Happy new year megan, another inspiring post… Here’s to the abundance of always enough… Barbara x

    • Megan S January 11, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Barbara! 🙂

  5. Jen Evans January 8, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Great intentions and a great outlook. I’m right there with you, and am doing much the same in my life, especially the decluttering and focussing on the positives that I alrady have all around me and within me. thanks for the boost! Good luck going forwards 🙂 Jen x

    • Megan S January 11, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Jen! I look forward to hearing more about your journey as well as we all move forward together.

  6. Merryn January 8, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    So true- contentment is something we can all work on. And it liberates us to appreciate the little things I life that we would otherwise take for granted. As I have begun to unclutter my home, I have come to see how many dreams/ goals we forget about and how much we cheat ourselves out of living a full life, because we waste so much time and energy cleaning and organizing messes.Best wishes as you journey towards better health and I think it was really wise of you to simplify your life during these times.

    • Megan S January 11, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks Merryn, finding contentment and reducing clutter have been essential in helping me reach a better balance with my life. Still a long way to go but it’s a journey.

      • Merryn January 13, 2015 at 11:07 pm

        Did you have a particular method for reducing the clutter? I find my brain is so scattered at tines that I end up creating a huge mess all over the house in a bid to declutter and reorganise, which then adds to the stress!

        • Megan S January 14, 2015 at 8:50 am

          I started with the obvious items and have focused on a small area at a time. Even just one object a day builds up.

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  7. eclecticoddsnsods January 9, 2015 at 7:18 am

    A really inspiring post i am excited for more

    • Megan S January 11, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks, I’m looking forward to sharing more in the near future 🙂

  8. abodyofhope January 11, 2015 at 2:54 am

    It sounds like you have been hard at work getting more balance and helping shine a light for others through your new book. I am inspired by getting down to the basics. I think others in need could certainly use the things I see as “clutter” much more effectively.
    This past year I have come to find that God has provided me with so much more than enough to meet my needs- and I love giving back to others in need as much as I’m able…even now confined to a bed. There have been those days I have to look to my loved ones and Scripture to provide more balance.
    It’s so great hearing from you. Happy new year!

    • Megan S January 11, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      Balance is definitely something I’m aiming for. I still feel there is work to go before I’m actually at a point I’m comfortable with.

  9. carolinabryant January 18, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Hi Megan. I can totally relate because I am currently working on the same things. Keep the faith things will get better!

    • Megan S January 18, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Hi Carolina, thanks for commenting. I’d love to hear more about what you’ve been doing. Megan

      • carolinabryant April 26, 2016 at 3:30 am

        Hi Megan, sorry I just started back blogging but I read your blog all of the time. I am going to work on the whole spending thing as well. I am trying to become a minimalist. It is funny I did not notice how many things I had until I became ill and was no lingering using or wearing them. Thanks for the inspiration.

        • Megan S April 26, 2016 at 4:16 pm

          I’m glad to hear you’re coming back to blogging and that you’ve been inspired by what I’m doing.

          Good luck with your attempt at becoming a minimalist. Don’t stress out too much about any of it, just do what feels right for you.

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