What Sue in accounting will say at your funeral

Waking up at 2am and not being able to go back to bed because you’re worried sick about a work situation = no fun. I’ve been there. Occasionally, I still go there. But being stuck in that place over long periods of time is no way to live. Not only does it take a toll… Continue reading What Sue in accounting will say at your funeral

When you’re overwhelmed, you might be struggling with this…

Few things feed garden variety overwhelm more than a lack of clarity. Have you ever decided to tackle the ‘clean out the garage’ project? Or that closet? Or the basement? Or your email inbox? It’s overwhelming isn’t it? When I take on a project like that, I just stand and stare for a really long time with… Continue reading When you’re overwhelmed, you might be struggling with this…

Priorities, Politics, and Riding the Rapids

The purpose of this blog is not discussing politics. There’s plenty of those resources out there if that’s your thang. My purpose is to encourage you to live a prioritized life. That’s what living Simply in the Suburbs is all about: navigating suburban distractions using the compass of your priorities. Politics is merely one of… Continue reading Priorities, Politics, and Riding the Rapids

The First Step to Prioritizing Your Life – With Intention

We all have priorities. There are the priorities that we say are priorities and then there are the actual priorities we live.  We say we love to be healthy, but what we really love is chocolate, beer, and Netflix. How cynical of me to say such a thing! But seriously… you know what I mean.… Continue reading The First Step to Prioritizing Your Life – With Intention

Living the Prioritized Life

Sounds exciting doesn’t it? Sounds like effort. It sounds like spreadsheets and goal charts and too much thought. I agree, but it also sounds like a few other things. Living the prioritized life sounds like purpose. It sounds like intentionality. It sounds like focusing on the important. It sounds, to me, like a life well-lived. And… Continue reading Living the Prioritized Life

What Is Intentional Living?

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The tagline for Simply in the Suburbs is “Intentional Living in the Land of Distractions.” At some point everyday, I ask myself, “What do I even mean by ‘intentional living’”? I mean…what is this website trying to help dads, moms, and young professionals accomplish? And why should you, a busy person living a very busy life,… Continue reading What Is Intentional Living?