My Journey {Here}

I’m not a blogger.  Let’s just start there.  I’m a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter, a friend.  I have a job I enjoy and some hobbies.  I love family time.  I’m an introvert.

I’m also a former shopaholic turned minimalist-wanna-be.  How did that happen?

I don’t have the answer to that – I just know that in the midst of the Christmas holiday craziness a couple years ago, I became completely overwhelmed with the volume of stuff that owned me.

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That feeling hasn’t gone away.  Since then we’ve moved to a smaller house, though it is large by minimalist standards.  I’ve sold, donated and trashed enough of our possessions to fill another house.  Despite that our move took not one, but TWO 28-foot trailers plus a 26-foot U-Haul (let’s just ignore the two minivans filled with the items we couldn’t get by without during the move)…

Since I was unsuccessful solving my “stuff problem” on my own, I started looking for answers, and found people called minimalists.  The simplicity of their lives is refreshingly appealing.

 

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I discovered the concept of capsule wardrobes. At first, capsule wardrobes – a wardrobe comprised of a small number of items that mix and match well – did not appeal to me.

I love the feeling of confidence that comes with dressing in a cute outfit, and I didn’t think that would be possible with a capsule.  But I continually found myself with a closet jammed full of clothes and still a daily frustration that I have nothing to wear (anyone else been there?) – so I’ve taken the plunge and decided to try to design myself a capsule wardrobe with outfits I love.

How will this story end?  Will I end up wearing the same outfit so many times I can’t stand it any longer?  Or will my morning closet expeditions change life for the better?

Stick around and find out!

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