—— Deb Shepherd | Writer, Speaker, and Founder of @ClothedInAbundance
In 2014, I was extremely depressed and instead of addressing my issues head on, I blew my entire college savings in my first 6 months of college, dated terrible guys, and self-sabotaged my dreams to fill voids that only a relationship with God could fix.
After graduation, I packed 1 large suit-case and a box of books to live a small town for an internship. As an LA native, it was the first time I felt that no one really cared about my makeup, clothes, or the superficial stuff I was hiding behind. It was the first time I my life that I started to experience peace. Over the past few years, I’ve learned that sometimes when God strips you of everything that it is actually for your benefit.
I define minimalism as simplifying your life to live out your core values without societal pressures. In 2016, started to transparently documenting my journey of decluttering, prioritizing my self-care, and getting debt-free. Now, I help spiritual women see the abundance in their life through minimalism, mental health, and money strategies.