I’ve been working full time since I was 21 years old with very few breaks or vacations. In that time I’ve managed to accumulate a lot of stuff — some valuable, most not. I’ve had some incredible success, but also quite a few heartbreaking failures. And in the process I watched myself become anxious, overwhelmed, greedy and inauthentic. Worst of all, I had become deeply unhappy.
There had to be another way to live. At the end of my rope, stressed out and frantic, I started simplifying my life – long before I had discovered that there was such a thing as “minimalism.” De-clutter a bit here. Get rid of a car there. Decrease spending, increase saving. Cook more. Waste less. Walk in nature rather than trudge the mall. Turn off my cell phone. And so much more…
A few Google searches one day turned me on to a vast community of people who felt the way I did, and it was like a lightbulb went on. My desire to minimize became more galvanized than ever. Plus, I wanted to join them!
So I started this blog to chronicle my path to less. I’m happy you’re here! I look foward to sharing with you, and hearing your ideas and comments as well.