I heard that writing helps with anxiety and stress. Today, I am going to stray from my usual topics about minimalism, debt pay off, savings, etc. I am going to write about my current job situation. We all might be working from home where I work but the water cooler doesn't stop talking. The rumor … Continue reading On Pins and Needles – Do I Stay or Do I Go?
I am an older millennial born towards the beginning of the generation. I remember telling time by the church bells and street lights. I can still feel the pains of hand writing reports and using encyclopedia books for research. I remember when modern, colorful video games came out, my first computer in elementary school, and … Continue reading Who am I?
Now that I have decluttered my stuff and life, I find that I do in fact have more time to say yes. Yes, I can meet you for a walk. Yes, let's watch a movie. Yes, let's go for a bike ride. Yes, to reading a book. Yes, to myself. Yes, to my family. Yes, … Continue reading Stop the Default Response of No
We live where we grew up. Then over the past 5 years my family all moved to another state. For some reason the law of less seemed to apply for all holidays. There are less in my family so we felt obliged to take time off from work, pack up the car, and travel. We … Continue reading What Happens When You Opt-Out of Family Expectations?
Results are in from this week and the best podcast of the week comes from Karen Socci and Kristyn Ivey's Spark Joy with special guest Brad Stulberg. Check out their podcast at: Spark Joy Show Notes Short List: "What percentage of your time and energy are you spending doing things that align with your core … Continue reading Best Podcast of the Week (4/15/19)
Despite my approved shopping list being pretty basic, we still need food, household essentials, and sometimes replace things that break. Since I am shopping less, each purchase seems to come with a great burden to find the best. The best product at the best deal and get the most cash back. Enter my 3 tips … Continue reading 3 Tips to Make Money When Shopping for Essential Items
Back in February 2017 and well before the #deletefacebook movement started, I clicked the delete Facebook button. Not the deactivate but the Facebook life ending button. And then I waited 14 days. My world did not end! Then I deleted Instagram. And my world still did not end! Pleased about my results, I had to … Continue reading Where Minimalism Started for Me: Deleting Soul Sucking Apps
After adopting our little furbaby, I called my ENT to help manage my allergies. He agreed to manage them with allergy drops if I did allergy testing and scolded me for adopting such a large furry dog. The last part went in one ear and out the other. It did not take much convincing to … Continue reading Where Minimalism Started for Me: Food
Ever have one of those great ideas, you fill up with energy and then crash? Or are you the type of person that needs to have reminders to stay the course? There are 5 podcasts that motivate, inspire, and remind me why I started my ">no spend, ">KonMari, better habits, minimalist/ frugal/ sustainable journey. 1. … Continue reading 5 Podcasts that Help Keep Me Motivated
It was the summer of 2018 and I was walking around my local library wondering what I should read next. I pick up The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing as well as Spark Joy, both by Marie Kondo, and my life changed forever (yes, I even got my family … Continue reading I Did KonMari Before it was Cool