A few months ago, my husband and I moved from an apartment into a home. Throughout our time at the apartment, I tried to be vigilant about not collecting crap. It’s the only word to describe certain items: crap.
And when the packing process began -- it was clear I failed.
Crap was everywhere, hiding in drawers and shoe boxes. Why did I keep this whoopee cushion? Right, it’s fucking hilarious. Keep. The tiny things were the worst. I found at least seven pairs of earrings with missing mates that I was sure would show up one day with my TV remote from first apartment. Then there were the items that were just sad reminders of how at one time I wanted to improve my lifestyle. A book full of exercises? That was never going to happen, ever. Eventually I wrote question marks on large boxes for future me to deal with at our new place.
It was clear I needed to change my lifestyle to help boost my happiness and decrease the amount of stress in my future. Thankfully I had a friend who doing just that.
In this episode, I talk to my friend Lauren Martin of LaurenJadeLately.com. She’s an entrepreneur, artist, and lifestyle blogger who lives to simplify life and maximize happiness. I was eager to hear all about her new lifestyle as I was neck deep in clothes that I had kept from my first job at the Gap. (You never know, scarf belts could be a thing again.)
To give you some perspective of how minimal Lauren’s life has become, she recently sold most of her belongings and lives in a remodeled RV with her boyfriend, Jason. Hear how Lauren’s tiny lifestyle helps decrease anxiety as she launches her new business, selling beautiful prints from her home on wheels.
Host Notes: this episode was not planned nor prepared properly. We just talked for two hours and eventually were too tipsy on wine and fancy cheese to make any sense. This is 20 minutes of two hours of content. Lauren will be on our show again, and we promise to be more sober. Kind of.