Welcome to this blogging village!

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A few years ago I got fed up with the “American Dream”. The corporate ladder climbing, working all day, seeing coworkers more than my own family, having just enough money to make ends meet and not enjoying life just wasn’t working for me anymore. So I decided to do something about it (after years of complaining to my husband). I finally gave my two-week notice at work and decided to start 2014 differently. After all, they say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results…

I started a business and home-schooled my oldest daughter for a year. I finally got pregnant after years of trying, and life was good! Then life presented us with an opportunity and we moved overseas. While the circumstances forced our hand, we decided to make the most of it, embrace it, and make an adventure of it! During this transition period, I discovered a lot about myself and the world. I continue to grow as I discover and embrace ideas from different cultures, religions, and ways of life that I wasn’t aware of or open to before. My goal is to live a simple yet fulfilling life. I want to let go of the material things, societal norms, and ideologies I think hold so many people back from living a truly rich life.

While technology and modern conveniences are important and I do enjoy them, I don’t want my life to revolve around them. They are merely tools, not things I can’t live without. Society and community are essential but I don’t want to live life trying to conform to the norm. By allowing myself to explore I discover more about myself every day and you’ll see that reflected in my writing. I’m currently getting certified to be a Life Coach and will one day travel with my family full time in an RV coaching people and giving seminars.

It seems the theme of my life is balance these days. I balance being a mother and wife with being an individual and having an identity outside of those roles. My blog is a reflection of what I’m going through as I go through it. Sometimes you’ll see me struggle to find the balance, others you’ll see me celebrate having found it whether for a moment or I’ve mastered it and move onto the next area. This is a place for me to embrace who I am and share that, I come here to be transparent not to hide. My intention is that you can relate to something, laugh with me (or at me), and engage with me and the community I’m building in the blogosphere. Welcome to my village!

I look forward to hearing what you have to say. Feel free to leave feedback, comments or suggestions in the comments section below or email me at (nikissimplelife@gmail.com).

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138 thoughts on “Welcome to this blogging village!

  1. Hi Niki. I discovered your blog on Dream Big’s meet and greet. You are on a fantastic and brave journey. My life has taken some unexpected turns also. It is nice to know I am not alone in taking risks. I am looking forward to reading more.

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    1. Thank you so much for checking out my blog. Sometimes I don’t know if it’s bravery or stupidity but I’m on this path now so we will see where it takes me😉 I was much more spontaneous in my life before kids, these days responsibility has replaced adventure but I think so far, so good. Thanks again for stopping by and for leaving a comment.

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  2. Niki you know me well… I am the woman that gave you life, who kissed your boo boos, tucked you in at night, read you books, threw you “just because” pizza parties and so much more. I have seen you grow into an amazing and corageous woman. You are a wonderful person, mother, daughter, wife and friend… I am proud to be your Mom. Keep writing, keep inspiring and keep dreaming… there is so much in you to give. I love you, Mom.

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    1. Thank you Laura. I appreciate it, and I hear you! These days I eat, sleep and breathe blogs now that I have gotten in the habit of writing more! I hope you find some great ones. Check out Danny’s page at Dream Big, Dream Often (I’ve reblogged a couple of his posts) you can find some great blogs through him. Opinionated Man at HarSH ReaLITy is one of my favorites, he can be found through Danny if you aren’t already aware of/following them. Thanks again for reading and commenting!

      -Niki

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  3. I found your blog through the A-Z sign up page. Oh, and I love your name. My name is Niki as well. It’s rare I find another Niki spelled the same as me!

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  4. Hey Niki, so great to meet you, I found you via OM’s meet and greet. Your blog looks great and resonates with me on a deep level. I’m from Australia, just an ordinary woman, mum, traveler, lover of life and all things simple. Look forward to reading more of your blog.

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    1. Hi Miriam, thank you so much for stopping by! I’m glad you can relate to what you read! I’d love to visit Australia one day! My mom grew up there so it has been a lifelong dream to go there with her one day🙂 Thanks again for your comment! Feel free to stop by the meet and greet I’m hosting today I’m sure you’ll find some great blogs!🙂

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