bringing joy and my journey towards minimalism

Ever since I began my journey towards minimalism - note the use of the word "towards" and not "to" - I doubt that I will ever fully embrace minimalism - anyway... as I was saying, ever since I began my journey towards minimalism, we jokingly use the term "bringing joy" - a lot. - the other morning on the way to the train: Me - I can tell this skirt is going to drive me nuts all day long. I'll probably…

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Minimalism and the closet purge

Otherwise known as "Finding Balance - Part 3" which seems to have hijacked my life - are you tired of this topic, yet? As you have undoubtedly surmised, I'm not entirely happy at work. I need to remind myself, though, that I am not entirely unhappy, either. And while I am feeling - well - a little out of balance, I have taken a detour from my normal fiction reading into the world of non-fiction - looking for guidance - or…

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Finding my zen

"Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?" Mary Oliver One thing leads to another, and another, and another - and my quest for balance continues. It all began with my Monday morning dread. Although, perhaps "dread" is too strong a word - "apprehension", "trepidation" - maybe. It all began with my Monday morning trepidation which led to thinking about balance, which led to TED talks, which led to the ten-item wardrobe, and on to reading about…

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Learning to Pause

Winter is a busy time at Away - weekend guests and outdoor activities. And while my wrist continues to heal, I forgo the skiing and snowshoeing, choosing to putter indoors. I don't mind this quiet time to myself - and yet, I am ready for winter to end... January has resulted in a dearth of photos; with the exception of a few quick Instagram snaps on my iPhone, I have little to share. Itchy to keep on keeping on, I have…

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letting photos find me, book notes, and growing pains

Fair warning - randomness below - My exercise last week was to let photos come to me and not worry about whether they are good or not (although I may have made up that last part). Huh - isn't that what I've always done in the past and am trying not to do? Okay, in the spirit of learning, I stuck with the lesson - and it is a good thing (I think) that they don't need to be good. They're…

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simple stories

It's the simple everyday things that make up our lives and these are the stories we remember.

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