What Inspired Us to Live a Less is More Lifestyle?
Have you ever had the feeling of being admired by others all around, yet secretly feeling suffocated within a world of fluff?
Almost as if you are watching one of those perfectly filmed tv storylines full of big houses, nice cars, dream jobs, and perfectly placed hair. This world of fluff was a lifestyle we once thought as our heart’s desire. Thing is, this fluffy lifestyle image was simply what society drove us to portray. In a society driven world, much of the world associates power and success with materialistic fluff & stuff.
You see, we were doing just that…we were living a society driven lifestyle in a Virginia town just west of Washington, DC. We ran a very successful photography business full of beautiful fancy filled weddings every weekend and portraits when we had a free moment. Our home was almost 5,000 square feet full of stuff, much of which was built strictly for our photography clients.
While we loved every moment we shared with our clients within those walls, we realized we were only living a life for others within this fancy filled house. We drove nice cars, had a closet (the size of a small bedroom) full of any type of clothing and shoes our heart’s desired.
I remember sitting on my leather tufted changing stool looking at my 26 pairs of converse thinking “if only I had one more fun colored pair of Chucks, I’d be happy” What? Really? Just one more pair after 26 pairs of shoes? WHO was I?
I was “that girl” who wanted just one more pair. By her side was her husband Corey who had the same thought! Together that one more pair equaled two more pairs, and so on and so on and so on.
Stuff, Fluff, Stuff, Fluff….until one day “bam” we both looked at one another and asked “why are we living this life that makes us so sad?” We were simply living the fast paced thoughts of society, hoping to impress others along the way.