Real Life Minimalists: Ally

Today, Ally shares her minimalist journey with us—from childhood to present, as she prepares to get married and start a family. I love how she limits her personal possessions to a suitcase, as I do the same! Ally writes:

I have thought of writing a guest post on here for years but never got up the courage to do it until now, so if it’s a bit lengthy of a post bear with me please. :) I grew up an only child in a large home. My parents kept it very neatly organized and while they have/had a lot of items, because of the organization and cleanliness, it never really felt “cluttered”…

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Real Life Minimalists: Greg

This week, Greg shares with us the fascinating story of his minimalist journey, and how it’s led him to a place of peace, freedom, and possibility. Greg writes:

I am one of those lucky souls to whom minimalism came by accident. During the perfect storm of a backpacking adventure, a break-up, and a move, it came into my life before I even knew what it was…

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Real Life Minimalists: Craig

Today, we have a wonderful contribution from Craig, who explains how minimalism has transformed his life—helping him to become a healthier, happier, and more focused person. Craig writes:

The 21st century is an exciting and daunting time to live. We have the technology to live simpler lives than the past few decades ago. Yet that’s not the world we live in today. Instead, we work long hours and have little time for anything meaningful…

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Real Life Minimalists: Cecily

Today, we have an inspirational story from Cecily, who tells us how minimalism has given her the time, focus, and ability to pursue her dream of being a writer. Cecily writes:

Being a minimalist isn’t something new to me. It’s a habit, a part of my every day. I think about it little more than I think about eating well, or keeping the house clean, or putting clothes through the wash…

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Real Life Minimalists: Kate

Today, I’m happy to feature Kate, who tells us how she and her family completed overhauled their lives in pursuit of their minimalist dream. So inspiring! And do check out her website, Cohesive Home—while you’re there, you can enter her giveaway to win the new hardcover edition of The Joy of Less! Kate writes:

Hi, I’m Kate! My minimalist journey began, like many others, with the birth of my first daughter…

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Real Life Minimalists: Jessica

This week we hear from Jessica, who tells us how decluttering can lead to so many positive changes in life. Jessica writes:

Hi, I’m Jessica. My favorite mantra is “less is more.” I am truly a minimalist at heart. If I don’t love it or it isn’t useful, then it doesn’t deserve to take up space in my home. Hello, Thrift Store…

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Real Life Minimalists: Haley

Today, I’m excited to introduce you to Haley—she and her family have embraced minimalism to embark on a yearlong RV trip. I’m looking forward to following her adventures on her blog! Haley writes:

Nearly three years ago, with our second child on the way, my husband and I finally moved out of our small condo in Atlanta and into our 2,500-square-foot house in suburbia. It was just what I had always wanted…

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Real Life Minimalists: Bethany

This week, Bethany shares a touching story about a beloved relative, and the ultimate lesson he taught her about the important things in life. Bethany writes:

In October 2015, I lost my wonderful, supportive Granda to Mesothelioma – cancer of the lung which is caused by Asbestos, which he had worked with while he was doing his engineering apprenticeship as a young man…

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Real Life Minimalists: Sarah

Today, I’m so grateful to Sarah for sharing her story with us. She describes how life circumstances took her through a period of hoarding, and how she dug her way out to lightness and freedom. Sarah writes:

My story is one of extremes. I grew up in a house filled to the brim with interesting things, books, teetering piles of items. My parents are artists and so saw beauty in some things most don’t and I can relate to that as an artist myself…

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Real Life Minimalists Update: Layla

This week we have an update from Layla, who was featured in this series two years ago. She’s been on her minimalist journey for quite some time now, and shares some wonderful advice she’s learned along the way. Layla writes:

After discovering minimalism five years ago, I expected that once I got the distractions out of the way it would simply become clear to me what was important. This turned out to be a five-year long process, and I’m still becoming who I am…

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