Sunrise Weekender V.2

Two Things I have Learned This Week:

  • Lifestyle choices are perspective based as much as it is a reality. For example, I’m creating a life of more intentional life choices that help me to dress better, be greater and work harder. But I am not these things if I don’t believe that I look great naturally in comfy clothes or dress up. Our perspective is crucial for self-acceptance and confidence.
  • Random fact; I don’t believe I will ever get used to flying. Ever. I’ve been traveling by aircraft for over 10 years and dread it each time. Bleh.


Two Tips For You!

  •  Act confident and confidence will come.
  • Life is in the details. Look into the small things. Memories are moments that are presently happening.


Quote Of The Day

“Life is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you’re going to get.” -Forrest Gump



Be fancy. Wear your favorite glam shoes out somewhere or at home this weekend.

Digging Deep…

What is a trend that you have found beneficial? How do you feel about a trend that may require drastic change? I am a self-proclaimed minimalist for about 5 years now. I still keep things simple, but lately, I have slowly been letting go of the “trend” that portrays scarce rooms or those that may count items. I’m not knocking those who live this way it just isn’t for me.

Minimalism has been a blessing and a problem.

Minimalism has helped me control a clean, clutter-free home. I’ve learned to be content with less. I’ve truly learned how to cultivate deep relationships and enjoy experiences over stuff. Practicing minimalism has helped me physically as well by me not needing to constantly clean our home. However, I find myself distressing and pulling back on the trendy part of minimalism. I have no desire to keep up with the Jones’s for a certain aesthetic of my home and dress. I find myself stressing over the number of items I own. Or if a bit of mail clutter hits the kitchen counter, I stress until I have handled the situation. That’s it, I find myself handling stuff as a crisis rather than enjoying life. The whole point of minimalism is to focus on what brings you joy. I find that maybe it’s just simple living for me. Not really a label, just life at my own speed with my own standards.

What do you think? Is there a trend that you enjoy?


  1. I loved the post…so honest. I think I have always been a minimalist. I was brought up in a home where there was not a lot of clutter and we each had a certain amount of stuff. I was raised most of my life in a large family and let’s face it, you can only have so much stuff in an environment like that. I then lived in Italy with my Italian family and they did not have a lot of things either. I don’t count what I have, but I know when I feel like I have too much stuff. I begin to feel uncomfortable and so clean out whatever closet, cupboard or bookcase I need to.
    Know yourself and be comfortable with who you are and you will be fine! It’s not about what other’s think, it’s about creating an environment you can thrive in!


    • Thank you Valerie for your thoughtful input! I enjoy reading about your wonderful family. I believe changing one’s life is about finding what works and what doesn’t. This is where I find myself, looking into what needs to stay and what needs to go. It’s all in the process of growing. Thank you for your encouragement and for reading my articles. 😊

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