• light

    YOUR STUFF DOES NOT MAKE YOU ENOUGH

    Your stuff does not make you enough. There is not one more piece of clothing, one more knick knack, or one more new lipstick color that will make you a better person than you are right now. You, right now, exactly as you are today, are enough. Now, you may be instantly feeling resistance to this idea. You might be…

  • life

    TAKE TEN AND MAKE SPACE

    In one of my former lives, I was a Professional Ballerina. Yes, really. I worked six days a week, 10 hours (or more) a day, striving for the kind of perfection that can only be achieved by perseverance, tenacity, and sheer-willed stamina. When I just couldn’t seem to “get it right,” I would try, over and over again, aiming to…

  • light,  time management

    DO LESS AND BE MORE PRODUCTIVE

    Are you as productive as you’d like to be? On job applications, I used to pride myself as an avid multitasker. The ability to juggle many balls in the air whilst keeping my cool was a skill set that left my ego feeling elevated but left my adrenals feeling overworked. I was stressed out, often late, and did not feel…

  • stress

    DWELL IN THE SPACES IN BETWEEN

    Buzz. Ding. Ping. Ring. These are the noises of our modern-day life. We are bombarded with sound everywhere we go. We can blame our circumstances for making us busy, but it is really we who are choosing to be overcommitted. I remember a conversation when I was still living in Los Angeles where someone was actually complaining because she had…

  • light

    WHAT’S YOUR CLUTTER COSTING YOU?

    As you approach your adventure toward living more simply and minimally, you’ll start to realize how much all of that clutter is costing you.   You may think that if something is out of sight, it’s out of mind, but if you’re paying to store it, having to rent a bigger house, or it’s preventing you from having more space…

  • light

    WHAT IS MINIMALISM ANYWAY?

    Owning 100 items … TOTAL? Living in a tiny house? Having a “capsule wardrobe” with only 33 items? Minimalism CAN be based on those guidelines above, but it doesn’t only have to be about those. Rules like that are somewhat extreme examples, and are fun games on the road to living with less for some, but are not requirements for choosing…

  • life

    MOVING INTO A TRAVEL TRAILER DOES NOT MAKE YOU A MINIMALIST

    So we did it. We jettisoned most of our personal possessions to start an open-ended adventure exploring the Pacific Northwest in a travel trailer. Part sightseeing tour and part existential journey, purposely shaking up our lives to see what falls out. We would pursue our passions while diving deeper into a minimalist lifestyle, looking for our own definition of what…

  • travel

    AN AIRSTREAM DREAM – RENOVATING A CLASSIC BEAUTY

    ~~~              Do you have an Airstream dream?  See what it takes to take on the restoration of a classic beauty. ~~~ When we first began to consider a major lifestyle change and trade our cozy life in Los Angeles for full-time RV living, all we thought about was the adventure.  Not yet bound by…

  • light

    GET SIMPLE. SLOW DOWN. GET OUT IN NATURE.

    I have always been a self-proclaimed “city girl.” I love to walk, and I love to be able to walk to do errands, to go to coffee shops, or to meet up with friends. Considering myself an “urban hiker,” I was one of the few people I knew who actually walked in Los Angeles, and I felt freedom in the…

  • life

    SMALL SPACE WORKOUTS

    How I work out living full-time in an RV. Living in a small space can present challenges to working out. Thanks to a couple of apps on our Apple TV, and walks in the country, I have found a way to workout without ever having to leave the trailer. Having a dog gets me up and out in the morning,…

  • travel

    RV LIFE – COOKING ON THE ROAD

    Eating on the road has to be more than an endless stream of fast or convenient food – especially when living full-time in a 24 ft. travel trailer. ~~~ A standing joke among foodies is that you never have to ask someone if they’re vegan, because if you wait long enough … they will tell you! And it’s true! Food…

  • life

    RV LIFE IS RELATIONSHIP CONCENTRATE

       … you can’t “blame” the condition. Change happens. New jobs, relocating for work or love, getting married and so on. ~~~ We were under no illusions that moving into a 24 ft. travel trailer would be easy on our relationship.  How could we, with friends laughingly sharing such encouraging words as, “I’d kill my husband in two weeks in…

  • light

    THE 1% OF WHAT

    … the price for our adventure … a few assets and a stable income stream – in exchange for a dream … into the “blind optimism of my youth” … a time when life was simply opportunity unburdened by doubt. ~~~ We certainly love our “stuff”, the material and sentimental possessions that ebb and flow through our lives. They make…

  • life,  light,  travel

    STARTING MY TRAVEL LIGHT LIFE

    I can honestly say that this trip, this way of living that can only be imagined at this point, has been part of my consciousness for just about as long as I can remember. Even as a teenager I had feelings of wanderlust, when a summer chock full of sailing gave way to fantasies of sailing around the world; or…

  • technology,  travel

    TRAVEL LIGHT AND WORK FROM ANYWHERE

    A couple of years ago, struggling with what I was doing professionally, feeling stressed out, and not loving my 9 to 5 job, I began to design a new life for myself. Some surprising turns showed up along the way, but to look at where I was two years ago, and where I am now, I realize that I have…