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Category: Simplify

Maintaining the “Slow” with a Full-time Job

How to live slower while working full-time? This is my new concern since I started a full-time contract position in February…

Getting More Organized in 2017

I’ve taken a while to try to get my thoughts in order around my goals for the year. In the end many of my goals are continuations of last year’s, with a bit more structure involved…

Finding A Daily Rhythm

Part of my intention in downshifting is to take better care of what we have. That means I need to have a schedule of daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly tasks that will help organize and maintain our home life.
One of the challenges that I face by working from home is creating a daily rhythm…

Going Car-less

I Gave Up My Car …sort of. Early this year when my son Tristan got his Driver’s License I gave him my car to use for school. In many ways this was a great relief for me, no longer needing to drive him to his magnet school every morning; not needing to…

My Favorite Lifestyle Authors and Bloggers

  I believe it was sometime in mid 2012 when a co-worker introduced me to Leo Babauta and his blog Zen Habits. I was a big iGoogle user and had my Firefox homepage set to my iGoogle portal with all of my widgets, including the RSS feed reader Google Reader. I think Zen Habits…

8 Downsides To Working From Home

I’m back from a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, a birthday gift from me to my husband for his 50th birthday. Rich and I loved Hawaii – particularly the Kona region on my part, although Kohala comes in a close second. Aloha! Unfortunately, we’re not ready to retire and…

19 Reasons To Love Working From Home

Tomorrow is Monday and I’ll be off to work my one day a week in an office in downtown Austin. Mondays always remind me of all the reasons I love working from home the other 4 days of the week. So here’s my little list as inspiration…

Downshifting

down¬∑shift – To voluntarily change from a work-focused lifestyle in order to simplify life, prioritize passions, and seek a fulfilling, balanced life…

Spendthrift

How we spend our days is how we spend our lives
Annie Dillard