Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Write or Die Wednesdays: Living the Simple Life

Welcome to Write or Die Wednesdays: A Writer's Link-Up! We are Vashelle and Mia inviting you to partake in some creative writing with us each week.


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So, last week our writing prompt was the word "cozy." We had such a great time reading everyone's posts and seeing how we all mentioned many of the same things: coffee/tea, a good book, fuzzy socks, etc.

Becca's poem, which presented the essence of coziness in such a succinct way, made us want to go streaking in Target (haha)! That is why we have chosen her to be Write or Die's WEEKLY FEATURED WRITER! Yay, Becca!

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Write or Die Wednesdays


This week's prompt is the image below. Happy writing and happy reading!

I'm really tired of the rat race. You know what I'm talking about, right? The days that pass by in a blur. Work, eat, sleep, repeat. Living life, but not really experiencing it. Another day, another spin in the useless hamster wheel of life. Soul-sucking repetition. What is the point exactly? Work to pay bills. Pay bills, go broke again. Work to get more money and pay more bills. That can't be the point of life. But it's the reality, I suppose. 

You know what I would really love? You know what I dream of? Just a simple, quiet life. A small house in the country, with lots of land. Growing our own herbs and vegetables. Wide open space for our boys to run around. Heck, maybe even a small farm. Pigs, cows, chickens, goats. Haha. 

No sitting in traffic. No noisy neighbors. No HOA. No cubicles. No strip malls. Just fresh air, blue skies, and fields of green. Leisurely family walks or picnics. A big tree, providing shade on a sunny day - perfect for reading or napping. 

Not this constant hustle and bustle. Sentences like "Hurry up!" or "We're going to be late!" But instead, "We have all the time in the world."

That's my dream. A simple life of simple pleasures. 

What's your dream? 


  1. A simple life sounds amazing! :)

  2. that`s so funny, i said i wanted a goat farm, too! ha!
    i agree with you about bills. is this really the point of life!? doesn`t the universe know i have better things to do? ;)

  3. Thank you for the follow :) I really love your blog :)

  4. Oooh, I think of the rat race a lot too. I'm very resistant to it (probably to my own detriment). I can't fathom spending the biggest portion of our lives working...mostly for someone else. BUT, bills have to be paid, ya know? What else is there to do, besides trying to do what you love, which proves to be fruitful for only a minority of people. But if they can do it, why can't everyone?

    I love what you dream of.

    I had a {literal} dream once {you know me and my dreams! lol}...a long, long time ago {I think I was in middle school}, that I lived in a house {Victorian style} and it was secluded and surrounded by trees. In the dream it was raining. I went to the kitchen, poured myself some lemonade {not sure why I chose lemonade}, took it to the front porch, sat on a rocking chair and just watched the rain pour down. I woke up feeling so comfortable and content and HAPPY. I never forgot that dream and I sort of use it {and a few other dreams I've had} as a compass. When I get that same, happy feeling in real life, I know I am doing something right.

    Okay, so I have a dumb question: what is HOA?

  5. Yes! The simple life sounds great! I'd love even just one day of complete simpleness =)

  6. I've been dreaming of a simple life, too. :) Although, I do really enjoy the place where I work, which is anything but simple.


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