Gypsy Soul is here to help you live a more sustainable & simple life
The main topics covered on this blog are…
Sustainable Lifestyle, Zero Waste, Minimalism, Natural Beauty, Wellbeing & Thrift
So, if you are interested in any of those subjects then you’re in the right place. Welcome!
Who Am I?
Hello! I’m so happy that you have found my blog. My name is Georgina Caro.
Over the last 5 years, we have been on a mission to drastically change our lives.
Our ultimate aim was to minimize, simplify and just enjoy life more. It has been a hard and long process but we finally feel like we’ve got to where we want to be.
Back in 2016, I began the process of decluttering our life and I’m proud to say that I’ve now got rid of around 75% of our stuff.
In 2017 we finally took the plunge and downsized our home. It was, hands down, the best decision we have ever made!
By moving to our ‘downsized’ home we paid off all of our short-term debt and reduced our mortgage by 10 years. We also dramatically reduce our monthly outgoings.
With the extra money, we intend to make over-payments on our mortgage to further reduce the repayment time.
Our aim is to be mortgage free by the time I’m in my late forties. By reducing our overheads and minimizing our life we have taken a huge amount of stress out of our daily life.
We like to work on the basis that…
We have become a household that lives for experiences, rather than wasting our money on things we don’t really need.
Minimalism has had a huge impact on our lives. We now think twice before every purchase. Do we really need this? Will it bring value to our lives? Does this offer us an experience? If the answer to those questions is no then we don’t get it.
We currently live in Cornwall in the UK and enjoy spending our time exploring this beautiful county mainly by water on our boat Morverren.
You can read more about our sustainable lifestyle journey by clicking the links below…
Why Sustainable Lifestyle?
In my past, child-free, life I was working towards my Masters in Advanced Architecture: Environmental & Energy studies. I was especially interested in straw bale building.
I got to go out to Italy to work on an amazing straw bale house, it was great fun. I spent 8 years working for Cancer Research UK and I use to live in a cabin at the bottom of my parents garden.
Before children, I was very eco-conscious but then I lost my way. Having two children in two years was all consuming. I opted for convenience over sustainability every time. Now the kids are older I have more time to think about the kind of life I want to lead and the examples that I want to set for them.
This blog has become my way of documenting my trials and errors towards living a more sustainable lifestyle and dragging my other half along for the ride. It’s certainly a journey, not a destination.
After the recent, rather disturbing, report by the IPCC I have doubled my efforts to live more sustainably. We Have 12 Years To Limit Climate Change Catastrophe.
I’m by no means perfect, no zero waste trash jars in our home. But I do wholeheartedly believe that lots of small changes can have a huge impact.
How Can I Help You?
Did you recently watch a TV programme about the environment (think Blue Planet II, Fashion’s Dirty Secrets, Drowning in Plastic) and start to think about what changes you could make in your life?
Did you do a bit of research online and then get completely overwhelmed with all of the ideas?
Do you struggle to know where to start to live a more sustainable lifestyle?
Well, that is what Gypsy Soul is here to help you with.
Making Sustainable Living Simple
My goal is to help you lead a more sustainable & simple life by breaking it down into simple steps to avoid the overwhelm.
I’m really excited to join you on this journey.
Join us today on our mission to lead a more sustainable & simple life.
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