How I made peace with Facebook

By Samantha Papesch

Last year, right before Christmas I deactivated my Facebook account.  It wasn’t unexpected.

Twelve months before that, I started simplifying many areas of my life through the philosophy of minimalism.

Part of that journey included decluttering my digital space, so I ‘unfollowed’ every single one of my Facebook friends, and systematically placed them into ‘Lists’.  Continue reading

On finding your creativity

By Samantha Papesch

“If I waited for perfection I would never write a word” ~ Margaret Atwood

When I was a teenager, I unwittingly equated ‘being creative’ with ‘being an artist’.  In my high-school classes there were kids so talented I felt like an imposter.  I loved everything to do with art, but sadly, I felt I had no business being amongst such sublimely gifted individuals. Continue reading