First I found The Art of Simple blog and shortly after that I started to listen to The Simple Show podcast. When I found out Tsh Oxenreider, the author of the blog and podcast, also published books I had to read them. I ordered Notes From a Blue Bike book, convinced I’m going to love it as much as I love Tsh’s blog and podcast. And I was right!
Tsh’s book is full of stories from everyday life, vivid pictures of bits and pieces of life in different places of the world, and thought provoking questions. It’s one of those books you can read in one sitting, because the stories flow so naturally and easily. At the same time, what you read will make you stop and think. What are your life goals? What it means for you to live intentionally? How you can gradually change your life to correspond to your goals and believes.
Tsh’s book doesn’t reveals an ultimate plan how to change your family and live more intentionally, because honestly, there’s nothing that would suite each and every family. Our plans, goals and desires are uniquely different and our intentional ways of living are equally unique.
What Tsh’s book shows is what intentional living means to her and her family. How they swim upstream against cultural believes of a country where they currently reside in order to stay true to their internal conviction and values.
Who is this book for
This book is for anyone who loves to travel, explore, and learn. It is for those who love to wander behind the horizon, who care about the world and people in it, and for people who are not afraid to find what is truly theirs and who are OK with being different than majority while staying true to themselves.
What I take from the book
I’ve been mesmerized by minimalism for some time. I’ve been downsizing, decluttering and questioning necessity of every purchase. It hasn’t been easy. This book introduces an idea of preparing a plan, verbalizing my intentions, listing the things that are really important to me. And I can let that guide me in my intentional living. The most important question in this quest is:
“Do the choices I make line up with how I really want to live?”
Who is Tsh Oxenreider
Tsh Oxenreider is an author, blogger, podcast host and an intentional living proponent. She’s currently living in United States, but lived abroad and hopes to relocate again. Recently she, her husband and three kids backpacked around the world and they cannot wait to do it again.
You can learn more about her and intentional living on her website, listen to her awesome interviews with fellow bloggers and simple living enthusiast on her podcast, and you can connect with her through her Instagram account, Facebook page or Twitter account.
What about you, do you live intentionally? What does it mean for you to live intentionally? Share in the comments below.