Learning to Slow Down: Finding Space to Love Yourself During the Chaos of Your Life

Have someone ever said something to you randomly and you’re like, dang, I really needed to hear that today? Literally me today and it was great. I actually learned a little about myself today through a conversation with a close friend and it’s helped me work through a rough patch I’ve hit recently.

When something doesn’t work out in my favor, I tend to spin into a non-violent blind rage (if that makes sense). I immediately start to problem-solve by finding the next best thing before I can even think about the situation. I didn’t like my major, so I changed it right away with little thought. I went through a breakup, so I jumped right back on a dating site. I lost my job, so I sent out 100 job applications within an hour.

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De-cluttering Your Life: Getting Past the Guilt of Throwing Stuff Away

Raise your hand if your wallet has been personally victimized by your shopping addiction? (Insert girl with hand raised emoji). I mean, come on. Nothing beats the feeling of finding something you’ve been looking for and you’re so excited to bring it home!

Well, when I decided to adopt a simpler and more minimalist lifestyle, that shopping addiction had to go. I had to come to terms with the fact that I spent a lot of money on things that ended up in the garbage.

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Out with the Old: My Hopes & Dreams for ‘Called to be Fearless’

2018 has been stuffed full of changes, emotions, and self-discovery. I mean, there’s nothing more exciting than knowing I’m not the same person I was at the beginning of the year; I’ve seen the good, bad, and ugly this year and I am happy to say I’m on the other side of the bad and ugly for now. I have not exactly been a role model when it comes to simple living.

This is probably my third or fourth attempt at being a frugal minimalist, but what can I say, I was raised on shopping trips with my mom and grandma. I started this adventure a couple years ago when I moved into my third apartment and after I had dated minimalist traveler for a few months, and after surviving on everything I carried in my backpack for a week while I hiked through the mountains, I was intrigued by the idea of simple living.

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