a guide to creating your ideal life

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Welcome to Pure Living! I’m Annah. I’m a student studying Communication in Idaho. I also really love healthy eating, productivity, simplicity, and everything communication. I love writing about my adventures and life lessons. That’s one of the main reasons I started this blog. I wanted to be made accountable for my goals, and I wanted to help those who may need some guidance or encouragement with the same things. I’m constantly learning, and that’s what I love doing most; learning.

 

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” -Oscar Wilde

I think Oscar Wilde got this right. Most people — and I’m guilty of it too sometimes — just exist. They may want to change their life, but they don’t ever take the steps to change.

I have so many dreams and vision for my future, but I’m immobilized by fear, doubt, or laziness. I’ve found that a lot of people have these problems as well. They think they can’t get anywhere or are scared to take the steps necessary. The thing is, though, life is meant to be lived. Yes, fear, doubt, and laziness are all real, but when we learn to overcome those things, we can start living.

After rethinking my priorities and goals in life, I decided on seven things that I wanted in my life. I was not close to perfect with any of them, but I knew I wanted to live them. That’s where I came up with the idea of pure living. The idea that I could record my experiences to help others and keep myself accountable. As I began to flesh out what this would be, I created a definition for what pure living is.

The definition of pure is “free of contamination;” free of contamination in body, spirit, and environment. To me, pure living means seizing the moment, experimenting, getting messy, making mistakes, and loving yourself regardless. Purely living involves a lot of optimism. It is hope for the future, but it lives in the present. Pure living means seizing the moment. It means expressing love and gratitude toward everyone. It means taking life by the bootstraps and becoming who you’ve always wanted to be.

Now, that’s a lot to sum up in two words. But that’s what pure living is all about. Living in the purest, most uncontaminated way possible.

 

What will you gain from reading this?

This blog isn’t just a way to keep me accountable. This is a place where I will record my journey in pure living. Whenever possible, I’ll give advice using my own experiences. You can expect tips, tricks, PDF guides, and links to the experts.

I don’t ever claim to be an expert. In fact, I am far from it. But I do believe that what I’m going through in my journey, you might go through. While I don’t know everything, I can promise you that I will be 100 percent authentic. I won’t pretend to be something that I’m not, and I’ll openly admit when I’m struggling.

I hope that through this blog you’ll gain the motivation to continue on your journey toward a pure life. I hope you’ll be able to step outside your comfort zone and begin living the life you’ve always imagined you would.

 

So, where do you start?

Below I’ve linked a few posts you may want to start off with. Read one or two, or binge and read them all. Something you’ll notice, though, is that a lot of them have action items. To get the most out of this blog, I would strongly (emphasis on the word strongly) suggest you go through these steps. Even if you feel like you know everything you ever could about a topic, try it. If you keep an open mind, I know you’ll find even more that you didn’t know before, whether that’s about yourself or the world around you.

 

Start with one of these:

Learning to handle self-deprecation

Is being vegetarian worth it?

Four ways to explore your town and improve your summer

 

So now you know a little about Pure Living. And hopefully, you know a little about me as well. I hope that you’ll participate and comment on this blog. I try to reply to every comment. I’m not perfect, but I really want to help you in any way possible. Let me know how I can.

Feel free to send feedback in the comment sections on the posts or to theartofpureliving@gmail.com. I really appreciate any feedback you can give me, especially because I’m still learning.

That’s all I’ve got for you right now. Now, it’s time for you to dive in, start experimenting, and start living.