I not only struggle to know what day (or year) it is, I also wonder what time I should be counting: Am I counting down? Counting up?
Past Karen was intimidating the heck out of Present Karen, so I found a few ways to get over that. Plus there’s photos of cute kids and cats.
Coming up with a punny title, that’s where 😁 I’m writing about clothing shopping today – not a topic I usually pay much attention to, but bear with me, the story ends with peace, clarity, and comfy pants. My relationship with clothing is complicated. My size changes year to year, I had limits on howContinue reading “*Wear* have I been?!?”
Of all the freedoms that come with age, embracing who I am by doing what I love is the most fun. Not giving f*cks about what others think is right up there, entwined with the self-actualization, but the core of this particular joy is joy itself. I didn’t even know I was on this journeyContinue reading “The Joy of Joy for Joy’s Sake”
I used to have a wish list on Amazon, but I couldn’t add the things I truly want. They can’t deliver on world peace or solutions to the climate crisis, and don’t seem to have any products to eliminate racism and sexism and ableism and ageism and all the other ways people are told they’reContinue reading “Gifts for a (wannabe) Minimalist”
A funny thing happened as I cleared my house of excess stuff: The invisibility cloak lifted off my furniture. I’d taken it for granted, it was part of the scenery. I hadn’t considered living without my lovely living room wall unit, for example, until there was almost nothing left in it and the starkness ofContinue reading “Radical Decluttering”
In the video called My Furniture-Free Minimalist Apartment Tour, I was charmed by Youheum Son, an extreme minimalist. I could listen to her soothing voice for hours, but it was the hope of seeing more of her cat, Boru, that kept me glued to my screen. I scrolled through many of her other videos, wondering,Continue reading “The Best Clutter”
I’m years into my quest for less, and the more radical decluttering I do, the happier I am. There’s an urgency to it now though, that has nothing to do with the delight I find in simplicity. It’s my children. The earth is on fire, and their future is burning along with it. Our homeContinue reading “More Motivation for Minimalism”