Slow living is a curious mix of being prepared and being prepared to let go, and while I’ve always spoken about that duality I’ve never really been able to articulate it very well. Until, that is, I sat down to chat with today’s guest – the delightful Erin Loechner.
Erin has been a fixture in my life for a long time – since back in my jewellery-making days actually – and it’s been amazing to see her focus shift over the years in many parallel ways to my own.
We talk minimalist wardrobes, slow renovations and the delicate art of sucking at meditation.
And we chat about her move from fast-paced LA to a much slower, roomier lifestyle in the Mid-West, what that actually looks like in the day-to-day, and her advice for those whose partners have a very different approach to stuff.
She also goes deep into what’s important to her, and how she now cares less about a lot of things – in order to care more about those that truly matter. As someone who struggles, still, with the idea of letting things slide, this was a genuine lightbulb moment for me and I’ve decided Erin and I will be fast friends (even if she doesn’t know it yet!)
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did (in spite of the less than excellent sound quality which is totally all my fault!) and be sure to check out Erin’s new book, Chasing Slow.