Welcome to A Quiet Simple Life!
Here’s what you need to know about this site as it is right now (which is a work in progress).
In 2005 I started blogging on A Quiet Simple Life (under a different blog name at that time). After I became a mother in 2006 and began creating products to sell on Teachers Pay Teachers in 2011, my blog gradually changed. Since motherhood, homeschooling, and product creation was taking all my blogging time, I eventually created Sallie Borrink in place of A Quiet Simple Life.
AQSL went dormant even though I still owned the domain. The content of this website (A Quiet Simple Life) was all taken down from Sallie Borrink and tucked away for safe-keeping for a few years.
Except I really missed it.
As much as I enjoy what I do on my other site, this is where my heart is.
So I have been in the process of setting up this site again. You will see that some of the posts go back to 2005 and 2006. There are big gaps because the posts I wrote during those times are on the other site.
I could have taken all the older posts, updated them, and republished them as “new.” But that didn’t appeal to me for a few reasons.
One, the older posts have terrific comments and discussions in the comments. I did not want to lose those.
Two, living a quiet and simple life is a journey. Leaving the older posts “as is” shows the journey I’ve been on, especially now that I’m actively pursuing this journey again.
And, third, it felt inauthentic to me to do that. And so I didn’t.
So that’s where we are. I have a few things to still get fixed up and settled here as I resurrect the best of the older posts, but I hope you will start to enjoy all of the content that is available while I put the finishing touches on things. I am adding new content as well so be sure to subscribe so we can keep in touch. I’m hoping for more kindred spirits to find their way here and to have more terrific discussions about living a quiet simple life.