FIRST: we already know things aren’t simple or good

If there’s any all-encompassing deep, dark truth that we’ve learned in 2020, it’s probably rooted in the fact that we have very little control over the big picture. We can do the best under the circumstances, but at the end of the day, bad things will sometimes happen, jealousies will take hold, and things will…

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how i’m choosing to simplify (quarantine or not)

There are a million ways to strip things down, cut them in half, pare them in pieces, and minimalize. Whatever words you choose to Google to find the magic antidote that will work for you will likely bring up one of a hundred different methods. From Konmari to The Minimalists, from the 10×10 Challenge to…

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moving towards simplicity – my story

NOTE: I originally wrote this post on January 30, 2020. The first month of this new year brought its fair share of challenges – ones that forced me to reevaluate my intentions for the year and what I truly needed to sustain my own humanity. In light of the worldwide change being brought on by…

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pivoting with purpose

There are three hats hanging by the large mirror propped up against the wall in our bedroom: One, bought in Texas by my aunt several decades ago, a reminder of my past and the ties it holds to my future. The other, my token Wild Woman brown suede wide-brimmer, bought last summer in an attempt…

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