Category Archives: Personal Journey

Are you a confident person?

Have you ever taken time to think about why you’re confident or what makes you feel confident? When I stopped using products that contained artificial fragrance, I didn’t intend to deflate my confidence. Over the last 8 months, however, I’ve noticed how dependent I was on fragrance to increase my confidence.

Do you remember that deodorant commercial from the 1980s with people who were confident to raise their arms? Continue reading

Community as currency

Community as currency.

This phrase has been knocking around my head for a week. After listening to the Vicki Robin’s interview on Mad Fientist podcast, I was struck by her pivot to focus on resources, specifically

community as a resource that is more valuable as a form of currency than financial wealth.

For days after the interview, I looked for examples of community functioning as currency in my daily life. I came up with less than a handful of examples. Continue reading

No cup, No car lifestyle is not easy!

Earlier this year I watched ‘Before the Flood’ and was inspired to take action to reduce my impact on the environment. In particular, I took on 2 challenges:

  1. Not using disposable drinking cups (including plastic water bottles)
  2. Going 1 day per week without driving or riding in a car

A month and a half into the challenge, a key theme has emerged:

Achieving sustainable living goals requires planning.

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Have you seen ‘Before the Flood’?

If not, gather your friends and watch it here.

This film has stayed with me since I saw it months ago, and I have not been able to stop thinking about the conclusions. That my generation will likely be the first to see the devastating impacts of climate change not just on our environment, but on our lives and our homes, is sobering. Continue reading

Finding Home

Today’s post was supposed to be about how to create a short list of must-haves for your future home. It’s difficult to write that post, however, when you the author don’t even know what’s on your own short list. So today I’m sharing a thought on what home is, jotted down after we decided not to buy a house that, in retrospect, was just kind of okay. Continue reading

The Search for HOME

Hello! Welcome to the Search for Home. A few years ago, my husband and I began to search for our home together. We’ve learned a lot about the house-searching process and ourselves. Beyond finding the right house, the right neighborhood, the right city, the search is as much about finding a place to live as it is about the life you want live.

This blog has tactical advice (like what to consider when choosing a realtor) and more intangible observations (like whether you can walk to see your friends).

I’d love to hear what you’re learning from your home search or how you found your home