Ever since I started on my own journey towards simplicity 6 years ago, I have enjoyed reading the success stories of others on a similar journey. That was the case when I recently read the e-book by Lorilee Lipincott, titled 3-2-1 Stop ~ Stop Running and Start Living. As you know this is a topic near and dear to my heart and Lorilee’s journey is very similar to mine except of course for the parts where she downsized her family of four into a small apartment and is working on traveling the world :)
I was so impressed with Lorilee’s book that I couldn’t wait to tell you about it. Whether you are just starting to think about simplifying your life or well on your travels with it, this book is for you. I love reading her passion come through loud and clear in the pages as she shares what made her want to get off the fast track and consider a way of life that is far from society’s standards. It is possible and can be done. I am proof of that and so is Lorilee. I don’t have any doubt that you’ll be inspired and challenged all at the same time and ready to delve into making some lasting changes for you and your family that don’t involve chaos and clutter. Doesn’t that sound awesome?
Lorilee’s book is 96 pages of sage advice, without preaching or judgement, centered around the topic of simplifying your stuff, space and self. It is written from a Christian perspective but is still relevant and practical for those that aren’t Christians.
3-2-1 Stop is a how-to memoir of learning to love simple living. Lorilee uses personal stories, as well as tips learned along the way, showing how to create a life that makes space for what is most important. Embracing minimalism, she tackles and teaches how to make the hard decisions of simplify the home as well as the schedule. She understands that a full life, really doesn’t need to be that ‘full’ at all. Beyond that, Lorilee addresses the hidden emotional hoarding that keeps our souls running.
I love how Lorilee shares how her journey is not over yet. Here is an excerpt from her book:
“Minimalizing stuff is a continual process. This surprised me. Last spring, we went through all our stuff in painful detail so we could move to our apartment. I thought that after we went through it once most of the work would be done. But I discovered, more and more stuff that I originally thought was necessary, I now wanted to get rid of. Several more times in the last few months, I’ve gone through our stuff and found more that we could trash, donate, and sell.”
You see, it doesn’t have to happen all at once. It’s baby steps, one day at a time, one pile at a time!
Today Lorilee has kindly offered to giveaway THREE pdf copies of her e-book, 3-2-1 Stop. To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post, prior to Tuesday, May 8th at 4:00 pm PST telling me what area of your life you’d like to simplify the most. Open to everyone and winners will be selected at random from the comments left.
Good luck everyone!
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