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About me | Striving for Simple

I’m Steph and I’m on a mission to help others create a sustainable lifestyle that works for them.

I started blogging in November 2017 to keep me motivated and hold myself accountable on my journey towards a simple, slow, sustainable life for my family – that’s my husband (Charlie), my daughter (Sophie) and me.

For a long time, one thing that weighed heavy on my mind was the impact that the things I buy, use and discard have on the planet. I knew I wanted to live a ‘green’ lifestyle but felt overwhelmed by the challenge.

I was doing a fair bit to keep my carbon footprint to a minimum – I’ve never driven a car and I’ve been vegetarian since I was 14 – but I knew there was so much more I could be doing to reduce my impact on the environment. I spent a long time trying to figure out what that ‘more’ should be.

After the birth of my daughter, I made the decision to start living with more intention and work towards my goal of leading a sustainable lifestyle.

On the face of it, this goal seemed unobtainable. Like anything, I figured the best approach is to break it up into bite-size pieces. To make small but significant changes that will stick. One step at a time.

And you know what? It’s actually working. I’ve stopped comparing our lifestyle to others’ and feeling guilty about what we’re not able to do. I know which aspects of sustainability are most important to me and that helps to prioritise where I spend my time, money and energy. That way, I don’t feel like it’s a hassle or unaffordable. I do what I can, right now, to make a difference in the world. That makes me feel SO proud and happy.

Hopefully I can inspire you to start or to keep going with your own journey.

 

About me | Striving for Simple
Charlie, Sophie and me, just after we brought her home for the first time

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