Welcome to the first official offering from Simplify Your Life.
First off, thank you. Thank you for choosing to spend time with us when countless valid things also beckon for your time. We mean it. We trust our visits are worthwhile.
Something like Simplify Your Life has lingered in each of our hearts for ages, buried like a seed enduring the cold, waiting for spring. Finally, its time has come.
So here we are, thousands of people foraging for fresh air in a stifling world.
Is now a good time to address how ironic this feels? To thoughtfully craft a simple message and then catapult it across the web? And see it land next to shipping confirmations and coupons? We get it.
Here’s the thing. Inboxes are like front doors. They stand between our personal lives and the busy world outside. The email traffic beyond the threshold is often a chaotic stream of noise. It’s easy to avoid opening the door.
But inboxes are how we enter each other’s lives. And how lovely is it to step outside in a moment of stillness and experience nothing but fresh air? That’s the kind of email we can all get excited about.
This is what Simplify Your Life will deliver. Email enables us to visit each of you with the push of a button and tempt you to pause and step outside with us.
But it won’t all be poetry.
In some ways, Simplify Your Life is a necessary call to arms. The fact that we are engaging in this conversation reveals our privilege.
We possess far more than we require. We busy ourselves beyond our means. Our inner lives need attention. Digital distractions loom large.
Our world needs committed people who are free of needless burdens and engaged in their communities. Something needs to change and soon.
Simplify Your Life is designed to help you take back what is rightfully yours. Our goal is to offer an oasis in an otherwise noisy space. You deserve to hear yourself think and to create the room necessary for your heart and mind to breathe.
We’ll knock on your door every other Saturday. You’ll receive a clean and simple email to explore and enjoy at your leisure. One theme. Different angles. Always fresh.
Expect down-to-earth reflections and research-driven articles. For those of you wanting more, we’ll point you to toward other inspired information.
We look forward to spending more time together.
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Elissa Joy Watts is the Managing Editor of Simplify Media. She believes in sincere community, radical kindness, and piping hot coffee. She channels the power of red lipstick and her love language is almond croissants.