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  • Hi There, I’m Back!

    Turquoise Bike in NE PortlandDear elegant simple life readers,


    After what seems like ages, I’m delighted to be back in the saddle with elegant simple life. In my time away, I have been giving a lot of thought and reflection as to where I want to go with this blog.

    The answer: I will continue to look through the lens of elegance and simplicity as a way of framing the posts I share here.

    But the focus is going to expand. You see, I am an inveterate explorer of things that are uplifting, helpful, healthful and inspiring. I love writing, photographing and even videotaping about these things, and I love finding what others in the world have done along these lines as well.

    So, I am going to broaden the scope of this blog to include more rather than less. (And yes, I appreciate the irony!) I will share my own thoughts and insights with you, and I will also share links to articles from around the world.

    Topics will include:

    • health
    • happiness
    • creativity
    • simplicity
    • beauty
    • mindfulness
    • delight

    In other words, this will be a place to keep track of all the good stuff.

    I know that by doing this, I am going against the conventional wisdom that encourages bloggers to specialize, have a narrow focus, and really drill down on one specific niche.

    I’ve tried that, and, for me, it doesn’t work. Because inspiring stories and uplifting news come from all areas of life and all parts of the globe. It is neither feasible nor desirable for me to try to pigeonhole this information into one category.

    So, my inner rebel is coming out to play. And I’m inviting you to join me. Consider this your “happy place” on the web. If you’re already subscribing to this blog, you have my heartfelt thanks. And if you don’t yet subscribe, and if future posts inspire you, please consider adding elegant simple life to your RSS feed.

    But enough about me! I’d love to hear what how you are and what magic you’ve been up to lately. Please let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

    Love,
    Christianna

    image: Turquoise bicycle in NE Portland. © 2010. Christianna Pierce.