Change is a beautiful and exciting thing,
and we must embrace it.
When I started this blog late in 2016, it was with the purpose of sharing my story with you. I wanted to bring you along on my journey towards a simpler life.
And I wanted to help you on your journey, too.
I was fairly new to minimalism and so excited at the changes living with less was bringing into my life. When something life changing happens, it's only natural to want to share that with the world. And so Crafting a Simpler Life was born.
The months and years that followed have been absolutely amazing.
Creating so much space in my life and pursing simplicity have allowed me to grow in ways I never imaged. I found myself. I found my passions. I found an entirely new way of thinking and being. And I found a desire to share those changes and experiences with you, too.
Simplicity is transformational. And I am not the same person I was when I founded Crafting a Simpler Life.
Over the past year, I've increasingly felt that Crafting a Simpler Life as a name no longer reflected what I'm truly about or the direction I want to take this blog. There have been so many shifts in my life and in my thinking, and Crafting a Simpler Life no longer feels like the freedom it used to represent.
I don't just want to help you pursue a simpler life, I want to help you grow. I want to show you how to shift your thinking to create a life of abundance. I want to help you chase your dreams. I want to help you embrace your spirituality and find who you are.
This is about more than minimalism. It's about more than simplicity.
So it's time for change.
As of today, Crafting a Simpler Life is now LunanimaFox.
Pronounced loo-NAH-ni-mah-FOX, it it a name that is very close to my heart. And very close to who I am. It's a beautiful representation of who I am and what I want to help you with.
But what does it mean? That's not a real word...
Well, no, it's not. I got a little creative. Lunanimafox is a combination of luna, anima, and fox.
Luna, meaning moon, is meant to represent intuition, dreams, hopes, and desires. But it's also a big part of how I live my life. The moon governs over my rhythms and patterns, a constant reminder of where I am and where I'm going. My fascination with the moon, as well as my intuition, began when I was a child and has only grown over time.
Anima, by definition, is femininity. It is the inner self. The soul. I believe self-care originates here, that our focus should be on taking care of our souls. Our inner self, our true self, is what we're meant to find and nurture. So by putting the two together, luna and anima, it's meant to represent the intuitive inner self, as well as representing me, the moon lady.
So where does the fox come in?
Apart from being a delightful, and super cute, woodland critter, there is also symbolism behind the fox. It represents the afterlife, wisdom, and self-care. Taking care of yourself is something I believe in so strongly, as I'm sure you've noticed around the blog. Self-care is a central theme of what I'm about. But so is wisdom, but in the form of mindset.
I believe our minds and thoughts are powerful, and that what we think can shape our entire reality.
I put all these beliefs and pieces of who I am together, and LunanimaFox was the natural result.
We are on a journey together to something more. Something abundant. Something beautiful. Simplicity is still a big part of it, and I still firmly believe that the journey begins with minimalism. But there is more. So much more.
I am excited and honored to share this journey with you.