Relationships · Self reflection · Writing

Thoughts from a late night

There are a lot of things in transition. Still. I’m not complaining. Life is labyrinthine. Being flexible has always been a skill that I’ve tried to cultivate in myself. In times like this, I think about storms. Spending my formative years in Missouri, I saw a lot of storms, especially in the spring and early… Continue reading Thoughts from a late night

Minimalism

The Minimalism Challenge: Bathroom

There are a couple of areas where minimalism has just felt right. One of those areas was my bathroom. I started with makeup. Now, if you know me, you know that I rarely wear makeup. I’ll even go to interviews without because, honestly, I’m not going to spend twenty or thirty minutes a day doing… Continue reading The Minimalism Challenge: Bathroom

Self reflection · Writing

Breaking habits, forming new ones

Habits are funny things. There was a lot of research I got into about our habits several years ago that still sticks with me to this day. Back then, someone on NPR talked about the “power of three.” That the three-day “hump” of habit-kicking is often the hardest few days to power through, and then… Continue reading Breaking habits, forming new ones

Minimalism

The Minimalism Challenge: Books

When I started to lean into Minimalism, the first push-back I encountered was the idea of getting rid of my books. Books have always been my friends. Literally, that’s what I call them—my friends. I’ve gone through some hard patches in my life. More so than most, less than some. Throughout it all, I could… Continue reading The Minimalism Challenge: Books

Advice · Minimalism

Q&A: Why would you get rid of all your stuff?

There are a few questions about minimalism that I have fielded, both from friends and family and from myself. I thought I’d take a moment before the upcoming posts on my Minimalist Challenge to answer three of those questions. Just the term minimalist tends to carry with it a particular image, but let’s make something… Continue reading Q&A: Why would you get rid of all your stuff?