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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!

About me, Journey to Minimalism, Journey to Self Improvement, Journey to Zero Waste
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