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Doors Close & Windows Open

**Warning** This post contains no info to help you do anything. It’s purely a “what is going on with me” post and it may get personal. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. This past week I completed a huge milestone. Almost three years of selling my things, paying off debt, and living as minimalist have […]

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The Minimalist and the Holidays

For most of us the holidays are here and for many, it’s a favorite. Last year around this time I was working on furthering my minimalism but was unsure on how to handle Christmas. I wasn’t really looking for any gifts but wasn’t sure how to go about telling my friends and family about my […]

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Digital Sabbatical – The New Vacation

Do you ever stop and remember the old days when we didn’t have cell phones? I remember I got my first cell phone toward the end of the year when I was a Sophomore in high school. What did we do before that? Landlines? Totally hands free driving? Not worrying when you call someone and they didn’t […]

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Scuba Diving in Central Oregon

As of yesterday October 17th 2010, I was able to scratch another item off of my bucket list. I am now officially certified as a basic open water scuba diver through PADI. After two weeks, a few hundred bucks, and some outstanding time spent underwater, I was able to get my “learners permit” for diving. The only thing I […]

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5 Reasons to Consign Your Gear

Summer is almost over. At least here in Central Oregon where I currently live anyway. The rain is starting to fall, it’s getting cooler at night and soon the snow will start to fly. I’m sure over the summer you’ve managed to acquire a few more things that you wanted to and now have no […]

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Can Travel and Minimalism Save Your Life?

If we were to take a ride in the way back machine to 2008, I would have been a totally different person; debt coming out my ears, enough stuff to choke 50 elephants, and absolutely no direction in life. I was eating what I wanted and drinking a bit more than I probably should have.

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