It’s 3:30pm and all of the windows are open. The sun is glowing through one of the skylights, dipping in and out from behind the clouds. I can hear Jacob’s truck slowly rolling out on the dirt road as he leaves to go hopefully catch us some flounder for dinner. Exhausted from playing in the … More Settling in.
This post feels surreal to write. After all, we are at least a year ahead of schedule. There’s a global pandemic happening. Our dog just had knee surgery. I just had hip surgery (that’s another story). This is the worst possible time to make any big life decisions. But Opportunity knocked. Rather, She pried her … More And just like that, it happened.
Just kidding. Really grabbed you with that title, right?! The truth is, living sustainably can be really difficult. Our culture is hyper focused on single-use items, convenience and quantity over quality, to the degree that for many of us, it’s completely ingrained in who we are. We typically don’t think twice about hopping in our … More How to be sustainable in one easy step!
Before January comes to an end, I wanted to write a little bit about the start of the year. I won’t lie, New Year’s Day wasn’t a fun one for me. I spent the majority of the day on the couch and on my phone, trying to somehow reconcile what this grand idea of a … More Word of the Year: 2020
The holiday season is arguably one of the most stressful periods of the year. It has its delights, sure, but I’m willing to bet that most people have found themselves overwhelmed at the thought of: cooking, cleaning, decorating, splitting time between loved ones, shopping, crowded stores, financial strain, bad weather, increased traffic, tense family dynamics, … More Simplifying Christmas
As we are nearing the end of the year, I’ve been reflecting a lot on the changes I’ve made in my life. This year has been a pivotal time of soul-searching and learning who I am and who I want to be. While I understand that this may be ever-changing, I’m realizing that there are … More Three things I’ve given myself permission to *stop* doing
While I try not to repeat myself too much, there will be some inevitable overlap with this post and the one I wrote on introducing minimalism. Because the more I make these adjustments in my life, the more I learn that these things I’m striving for – minimalism, simple living, sustainability, zero waste, etc. all … More How “To The Trees” Got Its Roots
To explain how I got into the minimalism / simple living craze would take probably hundreds of thousands of words. In order to keep this post minimalist (see what I did there?!), I will try my best to explain, briefly, what the minimalism movement has meant to me in these early stages. I used to … More Minimalism: A Brief (ish) Introduction