Today marks seven months that Ryan and I have been married. He reminded me today, of course (because I forget when it's the 28th), and it dawned on me at how fast time is flying. Married life has been great. Our little tribe is doing well, and I am so excited to see what 2017 brings us. There is so much to be thankful for in this ever-evolving life of mine. At 27, I didn't think five years ago that I would be married. It's kind of crazy to look back at life before Ryan and see how far I've come. And now, to be able to share the fruits of my growth with my husband and daughter feels insanely surreal but wonderfully magically at the same time.
Ryan and I recently made a lifestyle change commitment that I am excited to start on as a couple. Minimalistic living *SAY WHAT?!*. We have been toying with the idea for a couple of years now, but now more than ever, we are ready. Last week I purged almost 1/2 my closet, got rid of 20+ pairs of shoes, purses that were collecting dust, and get this, I still have some more stuff to sift through and sell/donate/get rid of. Both of us are ready for more simple and slower living, with fewer things, and creating more with less. I know I am ready for it because the urge to have more than what I already do has ceased. Me, more so than Ryan, was constantly thinking that " OH! I may need that" or "I like that. I want every single one in every single color." Insane! Buying things just because I could. Saving this and that just because I "might use it" one day. My entire life felt cluttered with shit until about a week ago. When I purged, and I mean purged, I felt lighter almost instantly.
Starting 1/1/17 Ryan and me are embarking on a pretty daunting but exciting journey. A capsule wardrobe of 21 pieces of clothing for three months. Yes, 21 pieces total. Crazy, right? However, this challenge will be a fun one, and I cannot wait! I'll be sure to share the method to our madness when we get started. We would love for you to join us!
two primary goals for 2017
*live a more sustainable, intentional, and meaningful life with less stuff.
*no buying unnecessary "things"(clothing, accessories, shoes, etc.) for myself for the entire year. P.S. tried this last year and failed horribly
Interested in minimal living? Here are some cool blogs that might inspire you.