Buzz. Ding. Ping. Ring. These are the noises of our modern-day life. We are bombarded with sound everywhere we go. We can blame our circumstances for making us busy, but it is really we who are choosing to be overcommitted. I remember a conversation when I was still living in Los Angeles where someone was … Continue reading DWELL IN THE SPACES IN BETWEEN
Owning 100 items ... TOTAL? Living in a tiny house? Having a "capsule wardrobe" with only 33 items? Minimalism CAN be based on those guidelines above, but it doesn't only have to be about those. Rules like that are somewhat extreme examples, and are fun games on the road to living with less for some, but … Continue reading WHAT IS MINIMALISM ANYWAY?
So we did it. We jettisoned most of our personal possessions to start an open-ended adventure exploring the Pacific Northwest in a travel trailer. Part sightseeing tour and part existential journey, purposely shaking up our lives to see what falls out. We would pursue our passions while diving deeper into a minimalist lifestyle, looking for … Continue reading MOVING INTO A TRAVEL TRAILER DOES NOT MAKE YOU A MINIMALIST
I can honestly say that this trip, this way of living that can only be imagined at this point, has been part of my consciousness for just about as long as I can remember. Even as a teenager I had feelings of wanderlust, when a summer chock full of sailing gave way to fantasies of … Continue reading STARTING MY TRAVEL LIGHT LIFE