We tend to do this thing where we overestimate the time a decluttering project is going to take us. Not only that, but we group all decluttering projects together into this one, overwhelming, impossible, mountainous task. Nope. Doesn't have to be. Not only does it not have to be---it can't…Read More
Yes, I speak to creative folks about decluttering. About how the disorganized artist theory is a myth. About how we need to be able to access to our creative tools to easily create. And, among other things, how getting a handle on our digital lives can help us better communicate with creative collaborators…Read More
For 2019, I offer no spreadsheets on how to expertly plan out your New Year's goals and no step-by-step instruction manuals on how to get "it all" done. Nope. For this coming year, I've got a counter offer…Read More
Years ago, I made a t-shirt on one of those DIY sites that just said, "Libraries Are Awesome." Not the wittiest saying in the world, but a simple fact nonetheless! Growing up, I used libraries not just for books, but for sheet music, CDs, magazines, and as a free spot to gather my thoughts in near-silence. As a 20-something in the pre-Netflix age, renting DVDs seemed like an impossible perk of just being a citizen…Read More
I’m writing you from the sunny window of a 242-year-old public library in 30-degree Connecticut. My partner and I left California for a cross country adventure on January 2nd, and now we’re here to spend time with family for a while. But before embarking, we were on a tight schedule to prep our home for subletters. There's nothing like a hard deadline to get a space in tip-top shape. Or at least good enough shape…Read More
In the past 350-ish days, the category of life I’ve decluttered the most is my money. If you’ve been reading my light updates, you know I embarked on a year-long spending rest inspired by this book, and that I’ve been budgeting through YNAB*. As the experiment comes to an end, I thought I'd share some final thoughts, major milestones and powerful realizations…
On my quest for a deeper sense of minimalism, I’ve begun to recognize what small needs I require not only for my space, but also for my brain and body...the minimums I require day-to-day for a small sense of peace and flow. In the past, I’ve split things up into different lists of attempts and requirements — like a morning routine that’s usually too time-consuming, or a house cleaning list that I procrastinate on…
I say this a lot: I’m a Recovering Perfectionist.
Perfectionism has stood in the way of…
Growing my business.
Better serving my clients.
Basically, all the good stuff…Read More