My apologies for it being so quiet here on the blog. But quiet isn’t necessarily a bad thing, is it? I feel like we can all use a little more quiet in our lives, particularly during a hectic month like December.
And hectic it’s been… The new release of The Joy of Less and its companion journal (Clear Your Inner Clutter) have certainly kept me busy. And as the 18 foreign language editions are published around the world, I’ve found my inbox filled with international inquiries and interview requests.
On the home front, we are hosting out-of-town guests throughout the month of December (so happy to see family!). And my baby girl turned 5—which meant a big birthday bash with 20+ preschoolers. Lots of fun, but I feel like these years are slipping by too fast.
But that’s not the big reason I’ve been so quiet. What I’ve really been doing in every spare minute is writing like crazy! I’m in the home stretch of my new book’s manuscript, and completely obsessed with finishing it.
I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had writing this one. It’s a little quirkier than The Joy of Less—and to be honest, sometimes I feel like I’ve written it for pure pleasure, simply to entertain myself. But I do think you’ll like it, too, and it’ll spark some great discussions here on the blog next year!
If I keep writing, I’m going to tell you all about it—yes, I’m that excited—but I want to hold off until it’s ready. So for now, let me wish you all a joyous, serene, (and quiet) holiday, and I promise you some great minimalist fun in the New Year!
And if you need some minimalist inspiration in the final stretch of the holiday season, I’ve rounded up some previous posts to help you stay on track: