My name is Alissa and I am a wife, mother, artist and so on. I love talking about simplicity, especially when it inspires someone (including myself) to make a positive change for themselves. You could say I have a passion for the topic. I often read books and blogs written by others pursuing voluntary simplicity, because the motivation I receive from them is vital to my own journey. I love the freedom that comes from downsizing, which means tossing what doesn’t work for me and embracing what does. I love a good challenge. I am imperfect. I break my own guidelines once in a while. I am not in competition with you or anyone else. My house gets cluttered at times. That said, the more I work at minimizing the unnecessary, the more freedom I gain and that feels wonderful!