Hi! I’m a mommy to a 2.5 yr old little girl and a wife to my handsome lover! I had a rough start to parenthood but I am firm believe that your child is given to you for a reason. Mine was to make me a better woman. I’ve been working on some self improvement for a while now after having postpartum depression/anxiety, but it wasn’t until recently that I truly understood the necessity of working on it as a daily practice.
About a year ago, I started my journey towards minimalism not knowing exactly what I was doing or what it was called! I just knew I needed to make a change in our lives. Something BIG. I had a rough start to parenthood and was super overwhelmed daily. My good friend said she would help me organize my house and I would feel so much better. So slowly, we went through a good portion of my house. I wasn’t getting rid of too much though but I still had a pretty big yard sale. It felt good though and made a difference but I was still overwhelmed daily with clean up. I went through my bathroom one day and BAM. Game changer. I got so excited this time. The overwhelming feeling went away and it felt SO good to have my bathroom looking so nice. I got rid of 6 trash bags from just my bathroom alone and had empty cabinets and drawers. I almost got addicted to this feeling and then I went through my whole house again. I couldn’t believe how much I was able to get rid of, even after the first time of going through it. I can’t even describe how amazing it started to feel that I was only tidying up 10-30 minutes a day or I could even skip some days! When people stop by and you’re not even worried because your house already looks amazing! I love it guys, it’s changed our life so much! Our daughter plays much more without half of the toys she used to have. I also took away a lot of the toys that only had one purpose and battery operated toys.
During this journey, I found zero waste. This really resonated with me as the world we live in now is very consumable and we thrive off of instant gratification. I started researching it more and finding ways we can change to lower our waste. I’m not sure if I ever will be completely zero waste but we’ve made a HUGE impact already (we have decreased the waste by half currently). While going through my house, I replaced items such as unpaper towels and plastic bottles. We started composting. When something broke, then I replaced it with items that were going to last and were also eco friendly. This has decreased waste a lot but it’s more about being aware of it! Refuse. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Rot. I can’t wait to show you all what I’ve learned and help you live a happier life that impacts the world positively too!