I’ve talked in the past about my love of bullet journaling and scrapbooking. It’s similar to my love for physical books. There’s something alluring in being able to hold a physical paper and write down things with a nice pen. I doubt I will ever truly eliminate paperback novels from my library, as reading things… Continue reading Going paperless is not as easy as it sounds
There is one aspect of minimalism that gives me the most trouble, and it’s distancing myself from the things I want, and focusing on the things I need. It was really easy to declutter my clothes and declutter my books and I was very happy with what I ended up doing with the stuff I… Continue reading Minimalism: Want vs. Need
I wasn’t always good with money. My family wasn’t rich, we were at the lower end of the middle class for as long as I can remember. I was told to save money, but I didn’t see my parents doing that at all. We never talked about money beyond complaining we have none and we… Continue reading Society’s Mixed Signals: buying vs. saving money
I wrote in the past about changing my diet to be a little more sustainable by eliminating meat from my diet. It has been two months with no meat in my diet and I feel like I can now form some preliminary opinions. A vegan diet is definitely not for me. While I did cut… Continue reading Choosing to go meatless
When I first stumbled onto the world of minimalism and I found myself interested in the concept I asked myself How hard would it be? My first instinct was the simple answer: “It can’t be very hard. You just stop buying stuff and get rid of all the things you don’t need that you already… Continue reading How difficult is minimalism?
I’ve been bad with money almost my entire life. In fact it’s only recently (last two or three years?) where I managed to get my head on straight and pull myself out of debt and into saving a nest egg; but that’s a story for another day. The story I want to share today is… Continue reading How having an Emergency Fund saved me from financial trouble
My decluttering journey is a long one. It takes a long time to sort through things and as a rule, I don’t move on to the next stage of decluttering until I have dealt with everything from the previous category. This meant I haven’t touched books until I donated the last of clothes I chose… Continue reading Decluttering is the point, not making money
Just like with minimalism when all this started, when I stumbled upon the zero waste movement, I asked myself: How difficult can zero waste be? And much to my dismay, there is a simple answer to that question and an incredibly complex one. The simple answer is: Very fucking difficult. There’s just no way around… Continue reading How difficult is zero waste?
In April 2017, I got into bullet journaling. Given how no planner I got has ever lasted more than a handful of months before I admitted to myself it’s useless, I fully expected this new fancy to be flitting and gone before the end of the year. I’m currently finishing up my third bullet journal,… Continue reading Scrapbooking, Bullet Journaling and Low Impact Living
Sometime in April, I watched Cowspiracy and What The Health. And while some of the claims of the movie have been disproved (see Unnatural Vegan’s review of the movie) it still left an impression on me. Big enough that I decided to change my diet for it to be a little more sustainable. Now, in… Continue reading Changing my diet to be more sustainable