The not-so-simple story behind Organized Simplicity

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and is currently traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

This week I’m featured in Bloom, the book club at (in)courage. Look for several posts from me this week, mostly related to stuff I don’t talk about much. Like, my depression. Or Napoleon Dynamite. Or my favorite color.

From today’s post:

“My husband, Kyle, said, “Why don’t you start a blog? You like to write.” Now, I was already blogging, but it was a small, family update-type blog — one mostly for the grandparents to get updates about the kids. Nothing remarkable.

I shrugged my shoulders and moved on mentally to something else. To me, exercising my creativity felt like another bandaid for a war wound. It might make me feel a tiny bit better, but it wouldn’t go far with long-term healing.

Fast forward about five months. We had been back in the Middle East for awhile, and I was doing better. My second child, Reed, was newly born, and we were finding our groove with cross-cultural life. But I still had an itch to create, and one afternoon, I remembered Kyle’s off-handed comment.

I bought the domain name with no plan whatsoever, and life really hasn’t been the same since.”

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