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You can fake caring, but you can’t fake showing up

I had an interesting interaction over the weekend and I realize I need to reassure you all that I’m really okay. If you read my last post, you know that last week was tough. 713 more words


Justifying Dreams

In less than a month, I’ll be in Madagascar. Somehow that still feels like a dream; something you tell people but never do. The cartoon is still the first thing I picture when I hear the word “Madagascar.” This is not my first time traveling abroad, swept away by unfamiliar customs and people, immersed in a language and culture foreign to me. 1,394 more words

Riding a Roller Coaster

This blog is about downsizing, but it is also about learning about myself and the things that affect my happiness. As I look back over my life, I have experienced many good and bad times. 602 more words


Eating an Elephant

Eating an Elephant

September 18, 2016

What a week! It feels great inside to make a decision and to have a clear goal to attain. The path to the goal might be difficult, but I still love having something on which to focus. 739 more words


Quick and Easy Ways to Declutter Your House

I’m sure we all have our own hoardy hoarder tendencies, maybe some more than others (I’m not judging). And from many of the articles I have been reading on decluttering your home, most of them are mainly based solely on the idea of “getting rid of” most things. 1,022 more words


The Tiny House Company - Original Story

The Tiny House Company talk downsizing – in a big way.

They say 'good things come in small packages' but I’m skeptical as to whether this proverb has ever been applied to… …

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Several years ago the church where I was serving had a beloved member who had just moved into a retirement residence. He was a veteran of World War II and had lived a long, vibrant life, but this likely was his last move. 248 more words