the simple matters series.

October 22, 2015

chelsea fuss simple matters reading my tea leavesA quick note to whet your appetite for a new series that I’ve been working on this fall. While I was writing my book last winter, I spent a lot of time thinking about why simplicity mattered to me. And why it mattered to other people.

Coming this fall, a series of interviews with people who have made a choice to live more simply. Some of these folks have sold off all of their worldly posessions and traded the security of house and home for the adventure of travel. Others have stayed put exactly where they are, even as their families have grown and circumstances changed. These are the stories of families with young children and the stories of couples and single adults without any children at all. There are city folk. And country folk. And somewhere-in-between folk.

I’ve started the series by reaching out mostly to people who I know through my own work in this space. I’ll be working through this list first, but I’m hoping that this series will continue to grow and expand beyond my own sphere. If you have a story that you think might be a fit, please don’t hesitate to send a note to hello@readingmytealeaves.com. 

More very soon.

Photograph by Chelsea Fuss of Frolic! Her story coming to this space next week.

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19 Comments

  • Reply Jen October 22, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Yay! Can’t wait for this.

  • Reply Rebecca October 22, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I’m so looking forward to this series. It’s lovely to watch your blog unfold and grow and this seems like an exciting opportunity for new voices whilst remaining true to the space you’ve created here.
    Thank you Erin. Rebecca x

  • Reply Anna October 22, 2015 at 9:54 am

    As someone who, over the past year, has started trying to simplify my own life, I am super excited about this series!! Can’t wait to see who you have lined up for interviews.

  • Reply Oana Valeria Roman October 22, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Hi Erin,
    I am looking forward to reading this interviews! And your book!
    I am reading your blog for 2 years now and I find it very inspiring.
    xoxo

    Oana

  • Reply Annika October 22, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Lovely idea – I love reading about other people’s journeys, and getting inspiration from them for my own!

  • Reply Alex October 22, 2015 at 10:21 am

    i’m very excited for this series! my husband and i are in the process of downsizing and simplifying (starting with a move to a studio apartment), and i am always looking for inspiration along the way!

  • Reply Abby October 22, 2015 at 10:32 am

    How great! Looking forward to it.

  • Reply Elisa October 22, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Looking forward to this Erin.

  • Reply Aja Lake October 22, 2015 at 10:53 am

    So excited for this!

  • Reply Jessica October 22, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Sounds lovely! So excited!

  • Reply chelsea October 22, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Excited for this series! Can’t wait to hear all the stories.

  • Reply Anouche October 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Keenly excited for this series. Less is more. Thank you Erin.

  • Reply Kari October 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    This sounds great. I hope there will be lots of photos of their spaces. It’s sometimes hard to visualize what people are talking about, otherwise. And your photos are always fabulous.

  • Reply Stephanie October 22, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I am really looking forward to your simple series. Over the last year we have downsized from a 2,000 square foot home to a 400 square foot RV. We have sold everything that we didn’t need in the RV and just sold the house. “Homeless” and loving it! We are traveling the U.S. (Currently) while I work as a travel physical therapist! It has been such a fun journey and I love to read about how others have simplified their lives!

  • Reply amy October 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    As someone who lives in a 400 square foot, off-grid cabin in Alaska, I am also looking forward to seeing how others have approached simplifying their lives.

  • Reply Veronique October 22, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    SO excited for this series to begin! You’re exuding such so much new and inspiring energy lately, it’s awesome.

  • Reply Kaolee October 23, 2015 at 12:38 am

    After our short stint in a 400 square feet space, I have to applaud you. I’ve discovered that although I like simplicity, 400 square feet is just too small for me, and I think I’m okay with that. As I make my life in a bigger space, I still plan to live simply and not in excess. Thank you for continuing to be an inspiration.

  • Reply Mary Kate October 23, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I am SO looking forward to this. Hoping one of these stories will inspire me to finally leave corporate America! Would be great to know how people make a living while living more simply and traveling, etc…

  • Reply Joy October 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    What a great series! I’m looking forward to being inspired. My husband and I just sold our second car, making us a one-car family in a car-centric city…I will need inspiration/encouragement while we adjust!

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