Major moves taking place over here at New Minimalism!
Cary here to share the biggest news ever: Cam and I moved to Boise, Idaho! If you’re thinking to yourself, "Wait, didn’t you just move?" You are right.
Earlier this year, Cam and I moved across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County. This was a really beautiful and really challenging time in our lives. But I will say that this mini-move was the stepping stone that gave us the clarity and impetus to make our real, long-desired, big move to Boise.
When we first moved out of our rent controlled apartment in San Francisco, we knew, intellectually and emotionally, that leaving San Francisco proper meant we were completing a certain phase of life. Within the Bay Area's housing market, prices have skyrocketed, and giving up rent control made this move effectively irreversible. Though it was made far less scary knowing we would be a mere 20 miles north, we would never again be able to afford the type of apartment we enjoyed in the city.
The baby step of moving to Marin untethered us from life in the city and made us savor the quiet evenings of a non-urban landscape. It forced us to acknowledge that we deeply longed for a place we could put down roots, build community, and care for a piece of land that would feed and nourish us over time.
We are overjoyed with the opportunity to explore a slower, more affordable way of life. I am so ready and excited to adventure throughout this new landscape will be sharing with you all the lifestyle tips I learn along the way.
But, what does this means for New Minimalism?
We are using the remaining months of 2016 to adjust to these new changes and set forth a proper vision for 2017. And in the meantime:
1) We will have limited in-person sessions: From now through the end of 2016, we have only 10 remaining sessions available with the original decluttering duo, Cary & Kyle. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to snag one. We plan to continue in-person sessions in a new incarnation in 2017.
2) We are hard at work on our beloved book, to be published with Sasquatch Books in January of 2018. It’s going to be a gorgeous, full color, photography-filled book about our process and client work. We’ve poured our hearts and souls into the writing (and now the photoshoots) and will keep you up to date as timing gets closer to its release.
3) We are focused on bringing quality, consistent content to the blog and Instagram! We'd love to hear from you in the comments about what questions you'd like answered and which topics most inspire you!
Thank you dear readers for being patient while we have quietly (almost silently) undergone this transition over the past few months. If you would like to read more specifically about my move to Idaho (and the newest 4-legged member of our family), I will be publishing a more detailed post next week!