Project Simplify: The Overview

I’ve been working toward a rather ambitious goal–rethinking the everyday impact of our family’s buying choices. My objectives are to lessen the amount of landfill-waste caused by our family, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels (which includes limiting our use of disposable plastics, which take OIL to make), get more of the things we need from second-hand sources, and consume/prepare food that is less processed/closer to “natural.” I call it Project Simplify — a tiny bit of sarcasm there, because, umm, doing this shit is hard.

So far, we have made drastic changes to just about every facet of our lives. I’ll be talking about this in the coming weeks. But today, I’m going to run around the park and chase my kids! Have a lovely 3-day weekend!

About Terry L. Holt

Writer. Mother. Goddess. President of the Save the Dandelions Club. Climber of trees.
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3 Responses to Project Simplify: The Overview

  1. Tracy CB says:

    Awesome! We have oddly been doing the very same thing, generally calling it “Living Simply” and being just as frustrated with how hard it can be at times. Although overall we are much happier and such, there are times when we make another change or read something new or think about something a new way and see a space for potential change that we just want to be mindless and not care and have it be “easy” by living at the WalMart or something. Blech. Not really how we feel of course, but sometimes we just want to not have to think so damn much. At these times, we find it helpful to have a glass of wine, start a bonfire out back and stare up at the stars. Living simply and out of our minds never felt so good. 🙂

  2. Tracy CB says:

    Awesome! We have oddly been doing the very same thing, generally calling it “Living Simply” and being just as frustrated with how hard it can be at times. Although overall we are much happier and such, there are times when we make another change or read something new or think about something a new way and see a space for potential change that we just want to be mindless and not care and have it be “easy” by living at the WalMart or something. Blech. Not really how we feel of course, but sometimes we just want to not have to think so damn much. At these times, we find it helpful to have a glass of wine, start a bonfire out back and stare up at the stars. Living simply and out of our minds never felt so good. 🙂

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