This blog is devoted to learning how to live a life that is simple; one that leaves little to no impact on our environment. It is about sustainability, conservation, health, adventure, creativity, cooking, exploring, experiencing and growing. The goal of Tomato Boots is to inspire you to live a life with less stuff, spend less time indoors and more outdoors, think more about what you put into your body and reuse more than you throw away. Whether you’re inspired by a ten mile hike through the rainforest or a bowl of hearty soup that calls for nothing to be thrown out; my hope is to get you thinking about how your lifestyle impacts our world.
What does it mean to “live simply?” Simple can be defined as plain; without luxury; not complicated. A simple lifestyle shares similar qualities. It’s living in such a way where “extra” or “too much” are not options. Every single one of us can live an incredible life when we realize we have ‘enough’. Enough is good. Enough keeps you healthy, prevents you from getting into debt, promotes a cleaner environment and reminds you that stuff isn’t what matters. Too much creates obesity, depression, overwhelming financial burden, stress, pollution and greed. There’s nothing simple about too much. This might be hard to hear seeing as we live in a culture that praises and promotes that too much is the best thing; the only way to feel successful and fulfilled. If that were the case then wouldn’t our world be a lot happier and cleaner than it actually is? That’s because we have it all backwards. Less is more. Less malls and parking lots creates more parks and reserves. Less buying and consuming allows for more helping and healing. Less wanting and needing creates more giving and reusing. The impact we could have if we all started living simpler lifestyles would be overwhelmingly huge. It would impact not only our environment, but our individual lives and how we define happiness.
I hope that you find some inspiration within this blog, share it with everyone you know and choose to live a life with less luxury and more simplicity.