Three years ago I officially kicked off my personal KonMari tidying event. It started as a triple-dog-dare to myself. Before I walked into my local library I said to myself, “If the Marie Kondo books are available, this is the weekend to read and declutter.” Low and behold, guess what I found? The Life-Changing Magic … Continue reading How Minimalism Has Helped me Communicate
The beautiful author of Mind. Beauty. Simplicity wrote The 10 Misconceptions of Being A Minimalist last week. I love that she wrote about this topic. Oftentimes people spend a little bit of time observing me, noticing that I only wear black dresses to work, and rarely, if ever, talk about any shopping besides grocery shopping. … Continue reading Minimalists are *FILL IN THE BLANK* – Are you Sure?
I’ve been a runner for over 15 years. It’s something I picked up in my mid-20s. I dabbled in the beginning years. Over the last couple of years, it’s MY THING. I love to run. I run on vacation. I run a couple times a week. I love competing against myself. I am always asking … Continue reading Why Do we Tie Salary to Worth?
In 2015 I left public accounting to work locally in a hospital's finance department. Public accounting was more fun than I expected it to be. The recruiters during college made public accounting out to sound awful. They tried to bribe me with bagels to come work for their company. Nice try. I wasn't working a … Continue reading Signaling Change to the Universe
After the crazy four trips to the grocery store in a single weekend happened this month, I decided that I needed to simplify and map out what was essential to complete each and every day. Gone are the YOLO days. You only live once is bullshit. YOLO creates too much anxiety, stress, and sleepless nights … Continue reading Enacting the Toddler Rule
I found a new podcast and its binge worthy. This past weekend I listened to the “Downsizing Your Digital Life with Corbett Barr” episode. I was folding laundry and listening. This episode really got me thinking. Do I need all of those Instagram posts to live eternally on the internet? Why does it feel normal … Continue reading Slowly Deleting My Digital Life
Week 1 – Delete all apps beside phone, messenger, maps, podcast, camera, grocery pick up, notes, reminders, and fitness related. Email can be checked on a computer. I can borrow books through a website on the computer. I can check bank and investment accounts on the computer. Basically anything I can do on a computer, … Continue reading Week 1 Digital Minimalism/ Prince Inspired Challenge for June 2021 Update
Recently I wrote about my biological family trauma. It felt really good to share it with the world. Growing up I was conditioned not to open up and share my feelings or what was going on at home. We were conditioned to dress nice, smile, and all sit together at church to protect an image. … Continue reading Why Do I Want to KonMari a Second Time?
'Cuz they say...2000 zero party over oops out of timeSo tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999 I was dreamin' when I wrote thisSo sue me if I go too fastBut life is just a partyAnd parties weren't meant to last War is all around usMy mind says prepare to fightSo if I gotta dieI'm … Continue reading June 2021 Experiment Inspired by Prince
Like with most things you see on Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram, there is the reality vs. the internet. At the start of this month I had these lofty goals of reducing our waste and edging closer and closer to zero waste. My fantasy-self thought we could go the whole month without putting out garbage and that … Continue reading Week 4 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: Wrap Up