Hi, I’m Emily, and welcome to A Casual Collection.

I am so happy you’re here. I’d like to take a moment to tell you my story and why I’m here.

Up until recently, my life felt like it was anything but simple. I was working a 9-5 job that in reality was more of an 8-6. I was overworked and stressed. Every day I would come home too exhausted to do anything for myself, like exercise, cook healthy meals, or cultivate a hobby. I was making a big pay check, but to fill the void, I was spending almost all of my money on things (like clothes, makeup, etc.) that I thought would make me happier and keep my dissatisfaction with my day-to-day at bay. Sound familiar?

At the same time, I’d been learning more about minimalism and simple living over the past couple of years. When I started applying some of its principles to my own life, such as the capsule wardrobe, my whole world slowly changed. I started feeling less stressed, felt less compelled to buy new things all the time, and felt like I had so much more time and purpose in my life.

I started by cleaning out my wardrobe, and selling or donating my old clothes. It felt so good to be making a bit of money on the side, and making others happy too! Then I told a friend about it, and they became so enthusiastic about it as well. Seeing how much it improved their life made me feel better than ever before, because I had helped someone be happier. It was then that I realized that all along, I’d been developing a strong passion for simple living, and it was what I wanted to do full-time.

So, I quit my job and began devoting my time 100% to helping others live a more simple and fulfilling life. You might not want or be able to make big changes like I did, and that’s okay. But by building habits every day to make your life simpler, you’ll look back and realize how those small changes and habits can have an enormous, and positive, impact on your life.

Here are just some of the amazing benefits you can expect from living simply:
• Saving money (and even making money by re-selling old stuff!)
• Reducing your environmental footprint by consuming less
• Decluttering your home and life
• Feeling less stressed
• Feeling happier and lighter

I’m hoping that through this blog, I’ll be able to share my experience with others to help them live a simpler, happier life as well. I hope you stick around!