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Minimization

The purpose of this blog is to document my journey, learn from those around me in this space, and hopefully share some of my lessons as well. The year is half way through, but what I’m hoping to get started with is living a more simple debt-free life. In a world where we’re constantly seeking more, not happy with where we are, filling void after void – sound familiar? If I could count the number of times I’ve said “I’ll be happy when” this year, I’d be able to pay off my school loans. We don’t need more stuff to be happy. We need more presence, focus on what we want/ what we need in order to grow and be better, and more introspection. I’m $40,000 in debt (student loans + a car loan). Although I make my payments religiously, I find myself regularly finding other things that I NEED. $40 face masks, that dress that was “on sale” that I never wear… I see my own patterns of behavior and I’m working to better …

Are You Positive?

I’m all about positivity. I love manifestation techniques, silver linings, and faking it until you make it. I feel like having a positive outlook is ultimately the best thing for myself and my optimism and rose-colored glasses end up attracting a lot of good things my way. BUT my biggest struggle with writing or sharing is that so much of the good… has come from the not so good. We all have struggles, secrets, stories – the parts of us we’d rather keep to ourselves while projecting whatever makes us look best on social media outlets. I can kind of understand why we do this, because, why focus on the bad, right? Hm – I think society could benefit from our ‘bad’. We all go through similar things, but I’ve always felt like the more “connected” we become, the more we lose common touch. Depression, anxiety, “taboo” thoughts/ feelings, + so much more can be so shameful for us as human beings. But what I don’t think that we realize is that each of us …