minimalism · musings

MAKING THE TIME TO LIVE SLOWLY

In one of my recent posts, I mentioned having taken a little break from the digital world lately and how refreshing it was to take a step back from it all for a while. I have now significantly cut down on my social media use (I’m planning on sharing more of my thoughts on this topic soon on…… Continue reading MAKING THE TIME TO LIVE SLOWLY

life · minimalism · musings

OBSERVING THE RIPPLE EFFECT

I can hardly believe that January is almost over. While my days are now filled with less, time still seems to tick over at marathon speed and the days which have comprised 2017 so far have just flown by! I recall that I started this blog at the end of December last year, so that means…… Continue reading OBSERVING THE RIPPLE EFFECT

life · minimalism · musings

SHOULD WE AIM FOR MEDIOCRITY?

In my recent online travels I came across an intriguing post, What if All I Want is A Mediocre Life?, by blogger Krista O’Reilly-Davi-Digui. When I saw the title, I felt as if it had been written for me. That exact question has been swirling through my head for quite some time now, and I found a lot of solace…… Continue reading SHOULD WE AIM FOR MEDIOCRITY?

feminism · life · musings · wedding planning

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

When hubby-to-be and I were engaged last year, other than questions on dresses, hair and makeup (don’t get me started on how I feel about those questions!), the main question I was most often faced with was “are you changing your name?”. Initially, my gut response to this was “no”, because hey, I’m a Gen Y-er! Bowing…… Continue reading WHAT’S IN A NAME?

minimalism · musings · screen time

WHY I CHOOSE TO BE TV-FREE

A couple of years back when I was at uni, I was sitting in a sociology lecture and the lecturer did one of those put-up-your-hand-if-you things. Unsurprisingly, I was the only person in the whole room who didn’t have a hand in the air when he asked everyone who had a TV. The lecturer then went…… Continue reading WHY I CHOOSE TO BE TV-FREE

minimalism · musings

2017: LESS IS MORE IN THE NEW YEAR

Holiday time is upon us again. Nominally, it’s a time for reflection and renewal, but when I take a good look around it seems to also be the prime time of the year to practise artifice, busyness and wastefulness. Around me I have seen numerous gifts – produced in questionable working conditions – exchanged as…… Continue reading 2017: LESS IS MORE IN THE NEW YEAR

minimalism · musings · wedding planning

MINIMALIST WEDDING PLANNING PART ONE: MANAGING EXPECTATIONS

When we were engaged in August this year, it was an exciting time, but also a daunting time. Immediately people started to ask about the wedding. Where would it be, and when? Who’s going? What would I wear? How would I do my hair – wouldn’t I be growing it long, like most brides? Who would…… Continue reading MINIMALIST WEDDING PLANNING PART ONE: MANAGING EXPECTATIONS