This summer I went to Spain and walked 500km of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. It’s a pilgrim’s route and the idea is to walk the Way carrying your life on your back, much the same way generations of pilgrims have done before. I had budgeted about three weeks’ of walking and a pack … More Ever Forward on the Journey to Minimalism
For the past year, I’ve felt that we’ve only been making baby steps forward in the ever-growing list of things that need to get done at the cabin. Things fell apart last spring when Soldier Boy and I couldn’t get well. I fell ill with everything and anything. He was still having problems with his … More Progress! Finally!
Happy New Year! So the New Year is upon us and it’s the season for resolutions! Personally, I’m not very good at resolutions. They quickly peter out within the first month. But I’m really good at experiments. In 2013, I did The Photo-A-Day Project. In 2015, I did The Closet Project. And now 2017 is going … More 2017: The Year of Mindful Consumption
I’m going to tell you a secret. It’s not a secret that will destroy countries or tear apart families. But I’m not proud of it. But then again, I guess I’m not really ashamed of it either. It happened, through no fault of anyone’s, as it does to so many of us, just because of … More The Truth About 2016
This year has been strange so far. I seem to recall last year, we had been up and working on the cabin from the beginning of May. This year, I feel like we’ve hardly accomplished anything. This post is going to be completely unorganized. Because my thoughts are completely unorganized. You know why? Because the cabin … More It’s Been a While…
I’ve been meaning to write about this for a year now. So here it is. For New Year’s 2015, I made a resolution unlike any I had made before. I wasn’t going to promise to get more active or cut down on my wine consumption (I realized that was a complete pipe dream years ago) or … More The Closet Project
A few years ago, my family (my parents, myself and my partner, my two brothers and their families) decided that we would cut down on our Christmas spending to alleviate some of the cost, clutter and stress of this holiday season. We tried a variety of different things. One year, we made donations to charities. … More A Tiny Christmas