an empty bag : shopping for “more”

Have you ever gone shopping? Ha, what a question, right? Of course you’ve been shopping. But have you ever been shopping just to shop? Yeah? Me too.  Usually, I’m looking for something – anything – to lift my spirits, as if a new bra has the power to alter my daily reality. But then I…

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where do we go from here? a simple + good recap

We’ve talked about things that matter. We’ve talked about letting go of the milestone mentality and knowing who we are. We’ve talked about learning to listen, to both the world and ourselves, and about reckoning with the reality of our creative dreams. But none of these things are true qualities of simplicity. Heck, this may…

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1. things that matter

There are things that matter, and things that don’t. Like the things you see below in this photo. This jumbled mess of precious mementos and impulse purchases. You see, there are 6 necklaces here: 2 of which matter, and 4 of which don’t. We can view them as symbols of the many things sitting in…

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