Zoomed In: My Macro Obsession

Zoomed In: My Macro Obsession

I love to pretend that I'm an actual photographer. I say pretend, because in reality, the only things I know about the act of photography are from YouTube tutorials. I use a 55mm Nikon D3400 DSLR that's about 3 years old and was on sale at Costco for around $700, and I have a small [...]

Minimalist Book Journey: Will I Ever Go Back to Paperback?

Minimalist Book Journey: Will I Ever Go Back to Paperback?

I've just finished reading my first paperback book in a very long time, and it was WONDERFUL! I'm an avid reader, and one of the things that I downsized during my minimalist journey was my extensive book collection. Like any good nerd, I amassed a collection of books that were some of my prized possessions, [...]

Learning to Focus on Process instead of Production

Learning to Focus on Process instead of Production

Our self-worth tends to get tangled up in what we can produce. Like a lot of people, I constantly feel like I need to produce something. I need to have some indication that I have used my time "wisely" by having a product to show for it. Whether that "product" is a piece of art, [...]

Take A Hike: It Can Relieve Stress

Take A Hike: It Can Relieve Stress

Like everyone else, I have been weighed down by stress lately. So, my husband and I decided to head to the mountains for a short hike on Monday. I am a typical, Colorado gal, and I feel so much more relaxed in the mountains than I do anywhere else. Climbing up Rattlesnake Gulch The spot [...]