Michelle of the Boomer Eco Crusader blog inspired today’s post. She recently wrote about an extreme minimalism Facebook group where there were a whole lot of judgy and mean people criticizing others for not being minimalist enough. I believe there are various types of minimalists. Some minimalists live out of backpacks as they travel the … Continue reading Best 5 Podcasts for Minimalism
The planning fallacy refers to a prediction phenomenon, all too familiar to many, wherein people underestimate the time it will take to complete a future task, despite knowledge that previous tasks have generally taken longer than planned. ~ Science Direct The optimism bias is essentially a mistaken belief that our chances of experiencing negative events are lower and … Continue reading Planning Fallacy and Optimism Bias: It Happens to All of Us
Growing up my Mammy always referred me to her junk drawer when I needed scissors, plastic baggies, or, come to think of it, pretty much everything I needed for my arts and crafts projects at her house. It was an average size drawer in her kitchen. That drawer was always filled with treasures. The memories … Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Eliminate Your Junk Drawer
Mr. BMM dropped an idea a couple weeks ago about his truck. See his truck was the last vehicle we owned that had a loan. Two months ago he paid off his motorcycle. However, seeing that the truck loan was close to $26,000 made the loan seem like a giant mountain rather than a little … Continue reading How We Ditched the Last Vehicle Loan
The Beautiful Minimal Millennial is back from vacation! Last year I decided to take one month off from writing to give myself a little break, a breather, and to catch up on writing. I’m thankful that I decided to repeat my vacation again this year. Hemi Looking at the Treat in my Hand Family Update: … Continue reading Back from Vacation
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