Well the first of the year has passed, and 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of when I left my desk job and pursued my entrepreneurial journey.
Over the past few weeks, I have gained a tremendous amount of clarity about some things, which can be summed up with these words I shared on Twitter:
“Embrace who you are, not who you want to be.”
I am a designer. I love design. But not just design, I love minimalist design, which makes me a minimalist designer. (thus, the title of this post) And while I think it’s healthy to try new things, I want to live in the space I feel called to.
Part of that calling is the website I created two years ago, No Sidebar. That started out as a passion project for me, and it’s still that—and so much more.
In short, I love minimalism, and so I will live in minimalism as much as I can. So I decided to create, and create minimally I have:
- I updated my free Minimalist Pro theme. You can download it here.
- I designed some minimalist printables. Free, of course. Because why not?
- I redesigned my site—minimally, to boot. Mmm, that email signup form.
Chasing Slow, Minimalism, and My Gift to You
I recently started reading Erin Loechner’s new book, Chasing Slow (aff. link) I’m not a book reader—in fact, I don’t like to read. But this book, it’s compelling and I simply can’t put it down. And the website? Good lord, it’s pretty.
In other news, and speaking of minimalism, I watched a documentary last week called—wait for it—Minimalism. It’s a film about the important things in life, and features a few of my personal friends. 5 stars, highly recommended by me.
Lastly, I finally updated my About page. Give it a read, because I tell my story and it’s my gift to you—each week I’ll share all that I’ve learned as founder of StudioPress, creator of No Sidebar, and successful WordPress entrepreneur.
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