I feel slightly awkward sharing personal stuff on the World Wide Web, as I’m not sure right now whether anyone will be curious enough to read. However, in the spirit of transparency and starting how we mean to go on, this is a bit about me so you can get a feel for who I am. You can read my story here.
I am in my late 40’s, married to Heather and currently living in South West England, which is where my wife was born and raised. We have two girls aged 21 and 28 respectively, a dog called Bert and a cat called Thomas, with an occasional visit from my oldest daughter’s dog, Sam.
My story is one of excessive consumerism, executive stress, poor lifestyle management and a life threatening illness which was the catalyst for to begin my pursuit of bringing calm simplicity into my life. I’m also a lifelong ADHD sufferer but wasn’t diagnosed until I was 28.
About this site
As you can see, I like the ‘barebones’ approach to web design. Simple, unfussy and uncluttered which is why you will find no adverts on this site.
There will not be a lot of guest posts or articles either, not because I don’t read other blogs or writers because I do and some of them are fantastic and inspiring in equal measure. It’s more about being in control and the simpler this site is, the simpler my life is and that is my goal.
What I am trying to achieve
It’s really simple. I have suffered from an over complicated life, all of which was my fault. Too many things in my head, too many occasions when I wouldn’t say no, too many times when I heard my children speak but didn’t actually listen to what they said and far too many times when I have given in to the consumer beast contained within.
It took a life threatening incident for me to re-focus my life and my priorities and now, helping other bring a calm simplicity into their lives is my goal and if it helps just a couple of people regain control of their insanely busy and cluttered lives, then it is job done.
In the spirit of simplicity – there is not much social media right now and what a blessing this has been. I have a Twitter account (don’t do a lot with it) and a Facebook account but the FB is simply automated to post whenever I write a new article on the blog.
I’m not saying I won’t have more in the future and I have toyed with idea, flirted with it even but right now it’s not really for me and I can certainly see the Facebook account disappearing very soon.
You can email me here, although I won’t be checking this everyday and I have deliberately left it off my smartphone and tablet and it remains just on my PC.
Thanks…Mark Anthony Harrison