Posts by James L. Carey

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Uncertainty

I’m going to be honest here for a minute. Things have been kind of difficult for me lately, my job...

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Spring is Coming

I know what you’re thinking, this winter will never end. But eventually, it will, and we’ll be in shorts before...

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Stop Paying For Courses, It Won’t Make You An Expert

Sign up for Just Live Simple‘s new course! It’s called, Learn How Signing Up For Courses Doesn’t Do Anything or...

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Learning Season or What the Garden Taught Me

Last summer, I decided that I wanted to try something new in the world of simplicity; there’s only so many...

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Paying Off Student Loans and Thoughts of Spring

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for this winter to be OVER. Sure, a bowl of homemade soup...

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Hobby Hours

print available at laracaseyshop.com Not too long ago I was talking to a friend about a book project they were...

2 Weeks In And Going Strong

2 Weeks In And Going Strong

So we’re two weeks into the Just Live Simple era and it’s going pretty strong. Initially, I was going to...

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So an Art Major walks into a bar…Or Why College Shouldn’t Always Be The Answer

I saw a “joke” the other day, I think it was on the Tumblr somewhere. It was quick and sarcastic in that...

You Can’t Rush Simplicity

You Can’t Rush Simplicity

A couple years ago, I wrote a post about how I got rid of my DVD collection and posted it...

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The Side Hustle or How You Can Finally Quit Your Job

Working for other people sucks. There’s my big enlightening theme for this post. That’s pretty much the jist of it....

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Experienced Fry Cook or Why We Should Stop Looking For Jobs and Make Them Instead

The other day I was browsing online for job openings in Nashville.  I have friends that are in the market...

The Simple Winter Vacation

The Simple Winter Vacation

Vacations are vital.  They’re a break from the routine, the ins and outs of daily life.  Even if you’re lucky...

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How To Free Yourself From Your Collections: Books

Books. Ooh, I even love the word.  When I say it, I can smell the ink that glistens upon the...

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Introductions

So, here we are.  But what is this? A series of side posts on my own view of living simple...

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Can You Really Own Anything?

I’ve been reading some articles lately aimed at the legalese one encounters with the purchase of digital property, ebooks for instance....

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Goals: Keep Them To Yourself

So here it is: you’ve got this great idea, a goal in mind and you couldn’t be more excited with...

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5 Great Things About Failure

1. You Tried Let’s face it, no one likes to fail. We all want to wake up in the morning and be...

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Don’t Buy A House

My post today is less of a post and more of a quote by a writer that struck me as...

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How to Free Yourself from Your Collections: DVDs

Collections.  Ain’t they great?  They make us happy, kind of.  Satisfied in a brief, sort of real way as we...

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Declutter [An Argument For The End Of Greeting Cards]

Birthdays.  Valentine’s Day.  Mother’s Day.  Father’s Day.  Secretary’s Day.  Easter.  Thanksgiving.  Christmas.  Sweetest Day.  Anniversaries.  Fourth of July.  Congratulations.  Thanks...

A New Day for Just Live Simple

A New Day for Just Live Simple

Up until now, Just Live Simple has been a series of posts on simple living on my own personal site...