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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