impatiens

5 ways to consume less

I was the poster child for consumerism: I was the girl who manically rummaged through sale bins, disregarded my shopping addiction as retail therapy (everyone does it, right?), and shamelessly abused the "one-click" button while shopping online. I soon realized that my consumption habits were contributing to my general discontent. I took “treat yo’ self” to another level; the…

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body of water

embarking on the journey to minimalism

What did I just do? Did I just promise not to engage in consumerism for a year? Gasp. I wanted to melt into an Alex Mack puddle: via GIPHY And listening to all of the Beyonce in the world didn't make me feel like this: via IMGUR I found several ways to cope (cue Rocky theme song): Live…

the who. the what. the why.

I was a typical 20-something year old, living and working in the city, checking off all of the boxes for society's definition of "success," but I was alarmingly discontent. Why? That was the biggest question on my mind. I soon realized that as I had aged, my personal definition of success had evolved. While I had…