“Remember, the things with which we choose to surround ourselves tell our story. Let’s hope it’s not “I choose to live in the past,” or “I can’t finish the projects I start.” Instead, let’s aim for something like, “I live lightly and gracefully, with only the objects I find functional or beautiful.”
Hi there! I am Laidel May (Lai, if you please), it is lovely to meet you! I’m so glad you have stumbled upon my blog on simple, minimal, and purposeful living.
I am an accountant by trade working in the public sector by day, and reading stories to my son and to myself by night.
This little home on the internet was born in 2017 from a change of heart and perspective.
I’m a Christian and I believe I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Since I accepted the fact that Someone died for me and loved me first, my life has found its purpose and meaning.
Why do I blog?
I have always loved to write for as long as I can remember. I wrote anecdotes of my life in a “Dear Diary” mode for years and years. And then I grew up, discovered internet and started blogging in two (now defunct) platforms.
The Pursuit of a Simple and Purposeful Life
In 2017, a year into motherhood, we bought a house and upon preparing for the big move from one-bedroom apartment to a three-bedroom house, the abundance of material things we owned struck me to the core. It dawned on me that we just ridiculously owned too much stuff.
Feet buried deep in clutter and chaos of moving house and lives, the fog had lifted from eyes. I longed desperately for a change. I wanted clarity, purpose, simplicity. Something had to change.
I, together with my husband, started purging and down-sizing our stuff down to the essentials and the useful, with only few beautiful things here and there to craft the home that we live in.
And we still purge to this day because it is a journey. We accummulate. We let go. We give grace to ourselves. We make room for the few things which spark joy.
In celebration of a life that was changed forever, a completely different person with different perspectives but still loves to write about her journey, I created this blog.
It is my hope that somewhere in the pages of my blog, you’ll find little things to encourage you to take the simple, meaningful and purposeful road.